The autobiography of benjamin franklin by benjamin franklin with introduction and notes edited by charles w eliot lld p f collier & son company, new york (1909) introductory note benjamin franklin was born in milk street, boston, on january 6, 1706 his father, josiah franklin, was a tallow chandler who married twice, and of his seventeen children benjamin was the youngest son. Some parts of the autobiography were printed as early as a month after franklin's death the following year, 1791, part one was released in french, and two years later, it was retranslated back into english by an anonymous author. Benjamin franklin frs frse (january 17, 1706 [os january 6, 1705] - april 17, 1790) was an american polymath and one of the founding fathers of the united states franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.
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Technically, franklin's talking about heaven here, but, funnily enough, he could also be talking about his autobiography in his book, franklin draws a vivid picture of his early life and the person he was, telling us about the many contributions he made to society and the kinds of experiences he had. The autobiography of benjamin franklin is an autobiography that was first published in 1791.
Benjamin franklin was only 22 years old when he wrote himself an epitaph aside from the fact that this was kind of a pessimistic, suffering artist thing to do, what's really interesting is his description of what he imagined his legacy would be. This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by google as part of a project.
The autobiography itself was written in three different times: 1771 in england, 1783-83 in france, and 1788 in america if franklin meant to complete it, he died before he got the chance if franklin meant to complete it, he died before he got the chance. The autobiography of benjamin franklin, and a sketch of franklin's life from the point where the autobiography ends, drawn chiefly from his letters with notes and a chronological historical table boston: houghton, 1886. Unabridged student-sized 85x11 value reproduction of the autobiography of benjamin franklin this classic is a must read because franklin writes as if the reader is right there with him, relating his story, feeling his success and his pains.
Complete text of the autobiography of benjamin franklin. Covey openly admitted that benjamin franklin's autobiography guided his ideas so, i decided to go right to the source there is no better life book, and it is so effective because it does not seek to be a self-help book.