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Autobiography and Other Writings

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ISBN-10: 0142437603

ISBN-13: 9780142437605

Edition: N/A

Authors: Benjamin Franklin, Kenneth A. Silverman

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Edited with an Introduction by Kenneth A. Silverman
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List price: $12.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.01" wide x 7.70" long x 0.48" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

One of 17 children, Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He ended his formal education at the age of 10 and began working as an apprentice at a newspaper. Running away to Philadelphia at 17, he worked for a printer, later opening his own print shop. Franklin was a man of many talents and interests. As a writer, he published a colonial newspaper and the well-known Poor Richard's Almanack, which contains his famous maxims. He authored many political and economic works, such as The Way To Wealth and Journal of the Negotiations for Peace. He is responsible for many inventions, including the Franklin stove and bifocal eyeglasses. He conducted scientific experiments, proving…    

Editorial Note
The Autobiography
Two Letters
Franklin's Outline
Biographical Notes
Franklin Chronology
Selected Bibliography