The Autobiography and Other Writings
Random House Publishing Group, 29.04.2008 - 384 Seiten
This authoritative Bantam Classic edition presents readers with a wide-ranging selection of Benjamin Franklin’s most important writings, illuminating the complex and appealing character of this quintessential American who rose to fame as a publisher, inventor, educator, bon vivant, and statesman.
Here are selections from Franklin’s newspaper articles, from the sage wisdom of Poor Richard’s Almanac, from his entertaining letters, from his scientific essays, from his political and revolutionary writings, plus a generous sampling of his famous aphorisms, poems, and humor. And, most important, here is a newly edited text of one of the most vital and important works of American literature, the Autobiography. As fascinating and as relevant as ever, this timeless collection of writings reveals an extraordinary man whose mind was always curious, always questioning, and who forever remained dedicated to the principles of truth and liberty.
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - longhorndaniel - LibraryThing
Was fun to read what Franklin had to say not only about himself but about his beliefs and society as well; essential reading for any serious history student/buff Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - HistReader - LibraryThing
This autobiography is written as a letter, once interrupted for a decade or more, to his son. As many people have pointed out during history, the author is inclined to only include the facts they want ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
FRANKLINS OUTLINES FOR THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Newspaper Writing 17221734
Poor Richards Almanac 17331758
Observations and Experiments 17441785
Revolutionary Writings 17661787
Wise Practical and Humorous Writings of
Poems and Epitaph