Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With selections from his other writings

 
9780543741691: Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With selections from his other writings

This Elibron Classics book is a reprint of a 1908 edition by D. C. Heath & Co., Chicago, Boston, New York. Franklin's Autobiography began as a letter to his son William, and ended up as a letter to the world. Franklin wrote the first five chapters in England in 1771, the second section in Paris in 1774-5, and the final chapters upon his return to the U.S. in 1778. Part self-help book (Franklin includes a step by step plan to attain the 13 virtues), part biography, and part philosophical treatise - Franklin's salty prose, championing pragmatism and common sense, seems in many ways a self-conscious attempt to describe the making of an American.

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Diplomat, journalist, inventor, philosopher, scientist, philanthropist - Benjamin Franklin's fecund intellect and persistent frugality yielded writings, inventions, and political progress in an amount surpassing all of his contemporaries. In his diplomatic capacity, Franklin negotiated several crucial points with Great Britain, and won acclaim in France for his charming wit. Franklin began working at age ten, so the knowledge that enabled him to write political criticism and articles on living well, as well as to study natural phenomena and develop numerous inventions, was the product of self-instruction. His best-known written works are Poore Richard's Almanack, a collection of aphorisms for living productively, and his unfinished Autobiography, in which he describes the events and principles which guided his life's work.

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Benjamin Franklin
Editore: Adamant Media Corporation (2000)
ISBN 10: 0543741699 ISBN 13: 9780543741691
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Descrizione libro Adamant Media Corporation, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 367 pages. 8.25x5.25x0.91 inches. This item is printed on demand. Codice libro della libreria zk0543741699

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