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)|
|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
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?
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
A classic that should be required reading in junior high.
As described, thank you.
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
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.