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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
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Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions for good living which makes this work America’s first “How to Succeed” book. (Summary by Gary)

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[Illustration: FRANKLIN ARMS]

[Illustration: FRANKLIN SEAL]

[Illustration: Franklin at the Court of Louis XVI

"He was therefore, feasted and invited to all the court parties. At these he sometimes met the old Duchess of Bourbon, who, being a chess player of about his force, they very generally played together. Happening once to put her king into prize, the Doctor took it. 'Ah,' says she, 'we do not take kings so.' 'We do in America,' said the Doctor." Thomas Jefferson.]

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

OF

BENJAMIN

FRANKLIN

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS by E. BOYD SMITH

EDITED by FRANK WOODWORTH PINE

[Illustration: Printers Mark]

New York HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY 1916

Copyright, 1916,

BY HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY

June, 1922

THE QUINN & BODEN CO. PRESS RAHWAY, N. J.

CONTENTS

PAGE Introduction vii

The Autobiography

I. Ancestry and Early Life in Boston 3 II... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 10 reviews)

Reviewer: - February 16, 2014
Subject: Loved it
Was surprised in chapter nine to find he believed in God as I think I was told he was an atheist.
Reviewer: - January 28, 2014
Subject: Non fiction
Gonna start readin' it
Reviewer: - December 11, 2013
Subject: Good book
Loved the story it was so cool :) !!!!!!
Reviewer: - October 4, 2013
Subject: great work
Very wonderful man....Very amazing life
Reviewer: - June 27, 2013
Subject: Wonderful!
I will definitely listen to this again. His life is so interesting.
June 27, 2013
I want the hard copy! This is WONDERFUL!!!
Reviewer: - February 11, 2013
Subject: great listening
I loved it
Reviewer: - February 5, 2013
Subject: Not recommended for the casual listener
Dry-ish contents with an even drier reader, monotone and without fluency.
Reviewer: - January 3, 2013
this book is very fun to listen to and great reader :) !!!!!!
Reviewer: - March 16, 2008
Subject: Absolutely fascinating!
I found listening to Ben Franklin's autobiography, most professionally read by Mr. Gilberd, to be thoroughly enjoyable. I recommend it heartily. Enjoy!

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