The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: Second Edition

April 10, 2003|
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: Second Edition by Benjamin Franklin
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The authoritative edition of Franklin's autobiography, with a foreword by the eminent Franklin scholar Edmund S. Morgan

“The best and most beautiful edition [of the Autobiography].”—J. H. Plumb, New York Review of Books
 
“Among the many editions available-read Yale's. Its text is the most reliable (the Franklin papers are at Yale) and its supplementary material is uniformly useful.”—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post
 
A classic of eighteenth-century American history and literature, Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography has had an influence perhaps unequaled by any other book by an American writer. Written ostensibly as a letter to his son William, Franklin's Autobiography offers his reflections on philosophy and religion, politics, war, education, material success, and the status of women.

Prepared by the editors of The Papers of Benjamin Franklin this definitive edition is drawn with scrupulous care from the original manuscript in Franklin's handwriting now in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. The introduction by Leonard W. Labaree places the autobiography in literary and historical contexts. In a new foreword, eminent Franklin scholar Edmund S. Morgan writes about Franklin's dual allegiance as an American and a subject of an English king—and his emergence as a leader of the American Revolution. This edition also includes biographical notes, a chronology of Franklin's life, and an updated bibliography.
Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University. He is the author of Benjamin Franklin, published by Yale University Press.
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Title:The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: Second Edition
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:368 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 1.01 in
Shipping dimensions:368 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 1.01 in
Published:April 10, 2003
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300098587

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