The Autobiography and Other Writings

The Autobiography and Other Writings

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Synopsis

Benjamin Franklin's writings represent a long career of literary, scientific and political efforts over a lifetime which extended nearly the entire eighteenth century. This volume includes Franklin's reflections on such diverse questions as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women. Nearly sixty years separate the earliest writings from the latest, an interval during which Franklin was continually balancing between the puritan values of his upbringing and the modern American world to which his career served as prologue. This edition provides a new text of the Autobiography, established with close reference to Franklin's original manuscript. It also includes a new transcription of the 1726 journal and several pieces which have recently been identified as Franklin's own work.

Book information

ISBN: 9780142437605
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 192g
Height: 197mm
Width: 127mm
Spine width: 13mm