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Writing has been of Great Use to me in the Course of my Life, Benjamin Franklin said in his famousAutobiography With characteristically calculated understatement, he attributed his enormous and varied successes to my having learnt a little to scribble.This Library of America collection of Franklins works begins with letters sent from London 17571775 describing the events and diplomacy preceding the Revolutionary War The volume also contains political satires, bagatelles, pamphlets, and letters written in Paris 17761785 , where he represented the revolutionary United States at the court of Louis XVI, as well as his speeches given in the Constitutional Convention and other works written in Philadelphia 17851790 , including his last published article, a searing satire against slavery.Also included are the delightfully shrewd prefaces toPoor Richards Almanack 17331758 and their worldly, pungent maxims that have entered our American culture Finally, the classicAutobiography, Franklins last word on his greatest literary creationhis own invented personalityis presented here in a new edition, completely faithful to Franklins manuscript.Acompanion volumeincludes the complete Silence Dogood series, Busy Body essays, and a generous selection of his early writings, including letters to the press, satires, and pamphlets....

Title : Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography, Poor Richard, and Later Writings (Library of America)
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ISBN : 1883011531
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Library of America Fifth Printing edition October 6, 2005
Number of Pages : 816 pages
File Size : 697 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography, Poor Richard, and Later Writings (Library of America) Reviews

  • create
    2019-04-28 18:32

    Who but Ben would try to teach a friend how to swim in a letter!? And his sketches relative to the blessing of where the human elbow bends. Ahhh, how could anyone not love this man, Mrs. Adams?

  • David Laufer
    2019-04-30 20:45

    This is a valuable companion to Franklin's Autobiography—filling in details of the great man's life, quirks, insights and peccadillos. Enjoyable from start to finish

  • W. Dunning
    2019-05-21 21:34

    A classic that should be required reading in junior high.

  • jsyson
    2019-05-21 20:38

    As described, thank you.

  • beta1262
    2019-05-05 22:38

    I have all of these writings in various volumes,but I like having them all in one. Makes for a good gift to someone to whom you are introducing Franklin

  • John McFarland
    2019-04-22 01:32

    For anyone interested in improving themselves, this is important book to add to your collection. Besides the point that you get to learn about Benjamin Franklin straight from the source.

  • Wayne R McClanahan
    2019-04-27 22:33


  • Giovanna
    2019-04-23 18:27

    Read it!