The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
ISBN: 0486290735
EAN13: 9780486290737
Language: English
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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One of the most popular works of American literature, this charming self-portrait has been translated into nearly every language. It covers Franklin's life up to his prewar stay in London as representative fo the Pennsylvania Assembly, including hib boyhood years, work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career and much more. Reprint of the J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, 1868 edition.
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From the Back Cover Blessed with enormous talents and the energy and ambition to go with them, Franklin was a statesman, author, inventor, printer, and scientist. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and later was involved in negotiating the peace treaty with Britain that ended the Revolutionary War. He also invented bifocals, a stove that is still manufactured, a water-harmonica, and the lightning rod. Franklin's extraordinary range of interests and accomplishments are brilliantly recorded in his Autobiography, considered one of the classics of the genre. Covering his life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, this charming self-portrait recalls Franklin's boyhood, his determination to achieve high moral standards, his work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career, experiences during the French and Indian War, and more. Related in an honest, open, unaffected style, this highly readable account offers a wonderfully intimate glimpse of the Founding Father sometimes called the wisest American.