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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Yale Nota Bene)

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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 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, 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.

Synopsis:

The authoritative edition of Franklin's autobiography, now with a new foreword by the eminent Franklin scholar Edmund S. Morgan

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-325) and index.

Synopsis:

Franklin is perhaps the most remarkable figure in American history: the greatest statesman of his age, he played a pivotal role in the formation of the American republic. Unraveling the enigma of Franklin's character, Morgan shows that he was the rare individual who placed the public interest before his own desires. Includes a new Introduction by the author.

About the Author

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University. He is the author of Benjamin Franklin, published by Yale University Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300098587
Editor:
Labaree, Leonard W.; Ketcham, Ralph L.; Boatfield, Helen C.
Editor:
Ketcham, Ralph L.
Editor:
Boatfield, Helen C.
Editor:
Labaree, Leonard W.; Ketcham, Ralph L.; Boatfield, Helen C.
Editor:
Labaree, Leonard W.
Editor:
Ketcham, Ralph L.
Author:
Ketcham, Ralph L.
Author:
Labaree, Leonard W.
Author:
Franklin, Benjamin
Author:
Boatfield, Helen C.
Editor:
Boatfield, Helen C.
Publisher:
Yale Nota Bene
Location:
New Haven
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Statesmen
Subject:
Scientists - Inventors
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography-Political
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Yale Nota Bene
Series Volume:
no. 03-03
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
364
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 0.65 lb

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The authoritative edition of Franklin's autobiography, now with a new foreword by the eminent Franklin scholar Edmund S. Morgan
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-325) and index.
"Synopsis" by , Franklin is perhaps the most remarkable figure in American history: the greatest statesman of his age, he played a pivotal role in the formation of the American republic. Unraveling the enigma of Franklin's character, Morgan shows that he was the rare individual who placed the public interest before his own desires. Includes a new Introduction by the author.
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