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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin's wide range of activities and interests opened the doors of the world to him. Printer, inventor, philosopher, champion of liberty, his influence has been felt by every American generation.

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  • "Benjamin Franklin's wide range of activities and interests opened the doors of the world to him. Printer, inventor, philosopher, champion of liberty, his influence has been felt by every American generation."@en
  • "The principal events of Franklin's life are included ; descriptions of education, commerce, and transportation paint a vivid picture of the period."@en
  • "In his autobiography we see him as a product of the Age of Enlightenment, a Yankee statesman who could use the language of Addison, Steele, Swift, and Defoe. Franklin asks himself, "Who am I, how did I come to be, and why am I a human being as I am?" He answers with honesty, wit, and charm, which makes this possibly the best of all autobiographies."@en
  • "Considered to be one of the best autobiographies written in colonial America, Franklin portrays a fascinating picture of life in pre-revolutionary Philadelphia. In his own words he describes his life as a printer, inventor, scientist, and politician."@en
  • "Considered to be one of the best autobiographies written in colonial America, Franklin portrays a fascinating picture of life in pre-revolutionary Philadelphia. In his own words he describes his life as a printer, inventor, scientist, and politician."
  • "Journey through the fascinating life of Benjamin Franklin in pre-revolutionary Philadelphia."@en
  • "An influential biography of this American founding father, Ben Franklin's own lively story of his early years is fascinating. It has been taught in schools as a moral tract, as a guide to self-improvement, and as the Great American Success Story. It also is relished both for its insight into colonial life and the mind of the man who most affected the democratic form of government. Finally, it is savored for its language; we hear Franklin's wit, his well-turned phrase, and his humanity."
  • "Among other things, Franklin was a printer, philosopher, inventor, statesman and, not least, a writer. Franklin's autobiography captures the essence of his spirit. In it we can see him as a product of the 18th century enlightenment, a type of Yankee statesman who could use the language of Addison, Steele, Swift and Defoe. In the Autobiography Franklin asks himself, "Who am I, how did I come to be, and why am I a human being as I am?" and he answers with the honesty, wit, and charm that have made his possibly the most famous of all autobiographies."@en
  • "Few men could compare to Benjamin Franklin. Virtually self-taught, he excelled as an athlete, a man of letters, a printer, a scientist, a wit, an inventor, an editor, and a writer, and he was probably the most successful diplomat in American history. David Hume hailed him as the first great philosopher and great man of letters in the New World.The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is one of the most important and influential works in American history. It tells the story of Franklin's life from his humble beginnings to his emergence as a leading figure in the American colonies. In the process, it creates a portrait of Franklin as the quintessential American. Because of the book, Franklin became a role model for future generations of Americans, who hoped to emulate his rags-to-riches story. The autobiography has also become one of the central works not just for understanding Franklin but for understanding America. Initially written as a letter to his son William, the autobiography offers Franklin's reflections on philosophy and religion, politics, war, education, material success, and the status of women. Stylistically his best work, it has become a classic in world literature, one to inspire and delight readers everywhere."@en
  • "Benjamin Franklin was not only one of America's Founding Fathers--he was also a fascinating character who lived an exciting life. Whether carousing with prostitutes in Paris, taunting lightning bolts with kites, or founding America's first volunteer fire fighting organization, Franklin was always at the center of activity. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin details this American's early years, his career, and his conflicted relationship with his son. Performed by noted actor Fredd Wayne, this recording brings the classic American to life."@en
  • "Left unfinished at the time of his death, the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin has endured as one of the most well-known and influential autobiographies ever written. From his early years in Boston and Philadelphia to the publication of his Poor Richard's Almanac to the American Revolution and beyond, Franklin₂s autobiography is a fascinating, personal exploration into the life of America₂s most interesting founding father."@en
  • "A vivid picture of pre-revolutionary Philadelphia by an Enlightenment thinker."@en
  • "With the personal insights of one of our most famous citizens, the autobiography reveals conditions of the times as well as telling of his personal accomplishments in Philadelphia and abroad."@en
  • "Industry, honesty, and an eye for the ladies are ever apparent in this candid self-portrait, from his humble birth in 1706 to the beginnings of his greatness in 1757."
  • "Among other things, Franklin was a printer, philosopher, inventor, statesman and, not least, a writer. Franklin's autobiography captures the essence of his spirit. In it, we can see him as a product of the 18th century enlightenment, a type of Yankee statesman who could use the language of Addison, Steele, Swift and Defoe. In his Autobiography, Franklin asks himself, "Who am I, how did I come to be, and why am I a human being as I am?""@en
  • "Among other things, Franklin was a printer, philosopher, inventor, statesman and, not least, a writer. Franklin's autobiography captures the essence of his spirit. In it, we can see him as a product of the 18th century enlightenment, a type of Yankee statesman who could use the language of Addison, Steele, Swift and Defoe. In his Autobiography, Franklin asks himself, "Who am I, how did I come to be, and why am I a human being as I am?""
  • "From printer's apprentice to internationally famous scientist, inventor, statesman, legislator, and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin led a most remarkable life. Seldom is history so well articulated by someone who was there."
  • "Benjamin Franklin recalls his life in pre-revolutionary Philadelphia, describing his experiences as a printer, inventor, scientist, and political reformer."@en
  • "Among other things, Franklin was a printer, philosopher, inventor, statesman and, not least, a writer. Franklin's autobiography captures the essence of his spirit. In it, we can see him as a product of the 18th century enlightenment, a type of Yankee statesman who could use the language of Addison, Steele, Swift and Defoe. In his Autobiography, Franklin asks himself, "Who am I, how did I come to be, and why am I a human being as I am?" and he answers with the honesty, wit, and charm that have made this possibly the most famous of all autobiographies."
  • "Industry, honesty, and an eye for the ladies are ever apparent in this candid self-portrait of one of the nation's First Gentlemen from his humble birth in 1706 to the beginnings of his greatness in 1757."@en
  • "Benjamin Franklin reminisces about his youth in Boston, his apprenticeship in Philadelphia and his first mission to England as a diplomat. When this autobiography ends, his activities were becoming international in scope. It was written over 18 years as a letter to his son, and was never finished."@en
  • "The memoirs of one of America's Founding Fathers spans eighteen years of his life and covers his career as a printer, scientist, and statesman."
  • ""An influential biography of this American founding father, Ben Franklin's own lively story of his early years is fascinating. It has been taught in schools as a moral tract, as a guide to self-improvement, and as the Great American Success Story. It also is relished both for its insight into colonial life and the mind of the man who most affected the democratic form of government. Finally, it is savored for its language; we hear Franklin's wit, his well-turned phrase, and his humanity"--Container."@en
  • "Printer, scientist and statesman Franklin wrote his autobiography, which ends in 1757, sporadically over a period of eighteen years, ending shortly before his death."@en
  • "Left unfinished at the time of his death, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin has endured as one of the most well-known and influential autobiographies ever written. From his early years in Boston and Philadelphia to the publication of his Poor Richard's Almanac to the American Revolution and beyond, Franklin's autobiography is a fascinating, personal exploration into the life of America's most interesting founding father."@en
  • "The story of a remarkable scientist, statesman and diplomat and one of the founding fathers of America."
  • "The story of a remarkable scientist, statesman and diplomat and one of the founding fathers of America."@en

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