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Author Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790, author.

Title The autobiography and other writings / Benjamin Franklin ; with an introduction by Jill Lepore.

Publication Info. New York : Everyman's Library, Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.


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 GDL Library Connection Non-Fiction    818 Franklin,B FRA    Available
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Description li, 281 pages ; 22 cm
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Note "A Borzoi Book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The autobiography -- Silence Dogood (1, 2, 4 & 7) -- Franklin's epitaph -- Old mistresses apologue -- The speech of Miss Polly Baker -- Rules for making oneself a disagreeable companion -- Observations concerning the increase of mankind -- The kite experiment -- A parable against persecution -- The way to wealth (preface to Poor Richard improved, 1758) -- Of lightning -- An edict by the King of Prussia -- Petition of the letter z -- The whistle -- Letter to Joseph Priestley -- Information to those who would remove to America -- Letter to Samuel Mather -- A petition of the left hand -- Speech in the Constitutional Convention at the conclusion of its deliberations -- An address to the public; from the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery and the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage -- Letter to Ezra Stiles, a religious credo.
Summary Franklin's autobiography has charmed readers of every generation since it appeared. Begun as a collection of anecdotes for his son, the memoir grew into a history of the father's remarkable achievements in the literary, scientific, and political realms. This volume brings together the text of the autobiography with selections from Franklin's humorous, philosophical, parodic, and satirical writings.--Adapted from publisher description.
Subject Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
Political science -- United States -- Philosophy.
United States -- Politics and government -- To 1775.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. Autobiography.
Added Title Works. Selections. 2015
ISBN 9781101907603 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1101907606 (hardcover ; alk. paper)

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