The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

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Written between 1771 and 1790, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the name given to the unfinished autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, one of the most influential founding fathers of the United States of America. Remaining unpublished during his lifetime, the first edition in 1791 was in French and was based on a flawed transcript. Franklin's grandson then published the book in English in 1818, but had not only missed out a part, but also made revisions to his grandfather's work. Finally, in 1868, John Bigelow bought the original manuscript and published the first accurate version, which is what this edition is based on. Over the course of his life, apart from being a politician, Franklin was also a printer, scientist, and an inventor. His autobiography charts his rise from humble beginnings in Boston to the self-made man he eventually became.

Part of the Harvard Classics set.

This book has 67,457 words, 119 pages in the PDF version, and this edition was originally published in 1916.

Production notes: This edition of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was published by Global Grey on the 1st August 2018, and was updated on the 7th July 2021. The artwork used for the cover is 'Benjamin Franklin' by Joseph Duplessis.

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