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Author Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.

Title The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin / edited by Leonard W. Labaree ... [and others] ; with a new foreword by Edmund S. Morgan.

Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  973.2092 FRAN    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description 351 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Yale Nota bene.
Yale Nota bene.
Notes "Prepared & annotated with an introduction by the editors of The papers of Benjamin Franklin"--Cover.
Originally published: 1964.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-325) and index.
Contents Two Letters 133.
Summary Translated into a dozen languages, printed in hundreds of editions, and read by millions of people, Franklin's autobiography has had an influence perhaps unequaled by any other book by an American writer. Written ostensibly as a letter to his son William, the autobiography offers Franklin's reflections on philosophy and religion, politics, war, education, material success, and the status of women. This edition of the autobiography, prepared by the editors of The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, is drawn with scrupulous care from the original manuscript in Franklin's handwriting now in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. The introduction by Leonard W. Labaree places the autobiography in literary and historical contexts. In a new foreword, Edmund S. Morgan writes about Franklin's dual allegiance as an American and a subject of an English king -- and his emergence as a leader of the American Revolution. This edition also includes biographical notes, a chronology of Franklin's life, and an updated bibliography.
Other author Labaree, Leonard Woods, 1897-1980.
Subject Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 0300098588