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Benjamin Franklin is the author of The Private Correspondence of Benjamin Franklin .. Comprising a Series of Letters on Miscellaneous, Litarary, and Political Subjects, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The Wit and Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin (1995), The Real Benjamin Franklin (1982) and other 106 books.

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The Private Correspondence of Benjamin Franklin .. Comprising a Series of Letters on Miscellaneous, Litarary, and Political Subjects

The Wit and Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin

release date: Jan 01, 1995
The Wit and Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin
Combines humorous quotes with anecdotes about Franklin's inventions and innovations, including newspaper editorials, the Navy, bifocals, Daylight Saving Time, the Franklin stove, and shock treatment.

Quotations of Benjamin Franklin

release date: Oct 01, 2003
Quotations of Benjamin Franklin
These little gems are destined to find an honored place on every retailer's counter.One of the Quote/Unquote Series. This little collection of over 100 inspirational and motivational quotations from Benjamin Franklin is separated into two parts. The first is the Quote section in which contains the most poignant quotes from Dr. Franklin. The second is the Unquote section, in which the more humorous side of Franklin is revealed. Beautifully produced in a hardcover edition with two color printing, these little gems are destined to find an honored place on every retailer's counter.

Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography

release date: Jan 17, 1986
Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography
Franklin s Autobiography is the only enduring best-seller written in America before the nineteenth century, as well as the most popular autobiography ever written."

Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin...: Correspondence

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin

release date: Jan 01, 1995
The Papers of Benjamin Franklin
Sponsored by the American Philosophical Society and Yale University, this edition of 'The Papers Of Benjamin Franklin' contains everything that Franklin wrote that can be found, and for the first time, in full or abstract, all letters addressed to him, the whole arranged in chronological order.

Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin, written by himself to a late period, and continued to his death by W.T. Franklin. Comprising the private correspondence and public negotiations of dr. Franklin and a selection from his works

Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...: Posthumous and other writings

Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography, Poor Richard, and Later Writings (LOA #37b)

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography, Poor Richard, and Later Writings (LOA #37b)
Collects Benjamin Franklin's best-known writings, both personal and public, arranged by period and place, and includes scholarly notes.

Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography

release date: Jan 06, 2011
Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography
Famous as a scientist, statesman, philosopher, businessman, and civic leader, Benjamin Franklin was also one of the most powerful and controversial American writers of his time. He has been a subject of intense debate ever since: to Matthew Arnold, he exemplified "victorious good sense"; to D. H. Lawrence, he was "the first dummy American." Franklin's classic Autobiography, one of the great foundational works of American literature, is his last word on his most remarkable literary invention-his own invented persona, the original incarnation of the American success story. For almost thirty years, The Library of America has presented America's best and most significant writing in acclaimed hardcover editions. Now, a new series, Library of America Paperback Classics, offers attractive and affordable books that bring The Library of America's authoritative texts within easy reach of every reader. Each book features an introductory essay by one of a leading writer, as well as a detailed chronology of the author's life and career, an essay on the choice and history of the text, and notes. The contents of this Paperback Classic are drawn from Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography, Poor Richard, & Later Writings, volume #37B in the Library of America series. It is joined in the series by a companion volume, #37A, Benjamin Franklin: Silence Dogood, The Busy-Body, & Early Writings. Both volumes were edited by J. A. Leo Lemay.

Benjamin Franklin, the Autobiography

release date: May 15, 2015
Benjamin Franklin, the Autobiography
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.' - Benjamin Franklin Best known for being one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, Benjamin Franklin was also hailed as the first great philosopher and great man of letters of the New World. A man of wide-ranging interests, he gained renown as an author, printer, scientist, civic activist and diplomat - all the more creditable given that he had little by way of formal education. This book is an inspirational and unique account of one of the most versatile and talented men in colonial America.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

release date: Jul 01, 2018
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin FRS FRSE (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] - April 17, 1790) was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He founded many civic organizations, including Philadelphia's fire department and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

release date: Dec 01, 2010
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin details the life of this famous Founding Father, inventor, philosopher, satirist, political theorist, statesman, and diplomat. Franklin's irreverent, yet intelligent and pure-intentioned, thoughts on life shaped the idea of what it means to be both a free thinker and a United States citizen. Follow the accomplishments of this influential man in his own words, and discover a life well spent.

The Complete Works of Benjamin Franklin; Including His Private as Well as His Official and Scientific Correspondence, and Numerous Letters and Documents Now for the First Time Printed, with Many Others Not Included in Any Former Collection, Also, the Unmu

release date: Nov 02, 2015
The Complete Works of Benjamin Franklin; Including His Private as Well as His Official and Scientific Correspondence, and Numerous Letters and Documents Now for the First Time Printed, with Many Others Not Included in Any Former Collection, Also, the Unmu
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Satires and Hoaxes of Benjamin Franklin

release date: Oct 01, 2013
Satires and Hoaxes of Benjamin Franklin
This is a new release of the original 1935 edition.

Benjamin Franklin Autobiography

release date: Jul 03, 2016
Benjamin Franklin Autobiography
The life of Benjamin Franklin should be of importance to every American, primarily because of the part he played in securing the independence of the United States and in establishing it as a nation. Franklin shares with Washington the honors of the Revolution, and of the events leading to the birth of the new nation. While Washington was the animating spirit of the struggle in the colonies, Franklin was its ablest champion abroad. To Franklin's cogent reasoning and keen satire, we owe the clear and forcible presentation of the American case in England and France; while to his personality and diplomacy as well as to his facile pen, we are indebted for the foreign alliance and the funds without which Washington's work must have failed. His patience, fortitude, and practical wisdom, coupled with self-sacrificing devotion to the cause of his country, are hardly less noticeable than similar qualities displayed by Washington. In fact, Franklin as a public man was much like Washington, especially in the entire disinterestedness of his public service. Franklin is also interesting to us because by his life and teachings he has done more than any other American to advance the material prosperity of his countrymen. It is said that his widely and faithfully read maxims made Philadelphia and Pennsylvania wealthy, while Poor Richard's pithy sayings, translated into many languages, have had a world-wide influence. Franklin is a good type of our American manhood. Although not the wealthiest or the most powerful, he is undoubtedly, in the versatility of his genius and achievements, the greatest of our self-made men. The simple yet graphic story in the Autobiography of his steady rise from humble boyhood in a tallow-chandler shop, by industry, economy, and perseverance in self-improvement, to eminence, is the most remarkable of all the remarkable histories of our self-made men. It is in itself a wonderful illustration of the results possible to be attained in a land of unequaled opportunity by following Franklin's maxims.

Benjamin Franklin Boxed Set

release date: Sep 15, 2016
Benjamin Franklin Boxed Set
This handsome boxed set features four thoughtful and inspirational books of American wisdom from Benjamin Franklin: The Way to Wealth, Quotations of Benjamin Franklin, The Art of Procuring Pleasant Dreams, and Benjamin Franklin's Book of Virtues.

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1766
The most important event in Franklin's career during 1766 was his influential examination before the House of Commons advocating the repeal of the Stamp Act. The verbatim account of that examination, as recorded by the assistant clerk, is reprinted here. Included are notations by Franklin and one of the members as to who asked the various questions to which he address his remarks. His other activities as colonial agent relating to the Stamp Act and the act restraining paper money are indicated in both his personal correspondence and his letter to English newspapers. Early in 1766, Franklin's printing partnership with David Hall expired; the final accounts of this venture reveal much about the activities of one of the major printing and publishing firms in the colonies. During the summer Franklin accompanied an English friend on a trip through Germany. In what must have been a series of interviews, one scholar drew from him extended information about America, which was later printed in a Hanoverian journal. This report, reprinted here, appears for the first time in a complete English translation. Mr. Labaree is Farnam Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University.

Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself

release date: Sep 01, 2014
Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself
This wonderful collection of writings by Benjamin Franklin, and as the humorous and insightful Richard Saunders, includes essays on morals, economics, happiness, wealth, politics and more as well as letters to and from friends and family. It is the second of two volumes following Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself Vol. 1, and gives an insightful glimpse of the man who helped shape the United States of America.

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, January 6, 1706 Through December 31 1734

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, January 6, 1706 Through December 31 1734
This is the first volume to come from a great scholarly undertaking, the assembly and editing of Benjamin Franklin's complete writings and correspondence. Sponsored jointly by the American Philosophical Society and Yale University, this new edition of forty volumes will contain everything that Franklin wrote that can be found and, for the first time, in full or abstract, all letters addressed to him, the whole arranged in chronological order. To be published over a period of fifteen years, it will supersede all previous editions, for thousands of letters by Franklin have been located since Smyth's edition fifty years ago. This first volume, for example, contains more than triple the amount of material in the Smyth edition for this period of Franklin's life, from his birth on January 17, 1706 to the end of 1734. This is a period reflecting the young Franklin of Boston and Philadelphia as a man of letters--essayist, journalist, pamphleteer--and as a rising young printer. here are the literary pieces he wrote and printed in the New-England Courant, the American Weekly Mercury, or the Pennsylvania Gazette, or as separately printed pamphlets. Here are the first issues of Poor Richard's Almanack. Here is his famous Epitaph and his ritual for private worship, "Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion," together with legal and business papers connected with his printing business. Also included is a genealogy, the fullest ever compiled, of Franklin's complicated family, with chronology of Franklin's first twenty-nine years. Each volume will have its own index, with a cumulative index at the end. As a large proportion of Franklin's literary production has never been reprinted since it first appeared in the 1720s and 1730s, this volume should add usefully to the available body of early American materials. Especially significant to collectors will be the reproduction in photographic facsimile, for the first time, of the entire twenty-four pages of the "first impression" of the first Poor Richard, that for 1733, from the unique copy in the Rosenbach Foundation.

The Political Thought of Benjamin Franklin

release date: Jan 01, 2003
The Political Thought of Benjamin Franklin
Too often dismissed as the least philosophic of the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin had a deep and lasting impact on the shape of American political thought. In this substantial collection of Franklin’s letters, essays, and lesser-known papers, Ralph Ketcham traces the development of Franklin’s practical–and distinctly American–political thought from his earliest Silence Dogood essays to his final writings on the Constitution and The Evils of the Slave Trade.

Benjamin Franklin Wealth and Wisdom

release date: Sep 27, 2019
Benjamin Franklin Wealth and Wisdom
An early and influential advocate of the idea that any of us can create in ourselves the greatness to which we aspire, Franklin speaks across the centuries to readers as clearly and practically as ever in two classics of the American Spirit in one volume.

The Complete Works of Benjamin Franklin - Volume X

release date: Oct 06, 2008
The Complete Works of Benjamin Franklin - Volume X
THE COMPLETE WORKS BENJAMIN FRANKLIN EDITORS NOTE. WHEN the Editor undertook this publication he had good reasons for believing that he was in possession of all the important correspondence and writings of Franklin which had survived him, but, as the work progressed, he has realized more fully than ever before that the task of the Danaides was scarcely more difficult or discouraging than that of making a complete collection of the correspondelice and writings of a man who stood in so man. different and important relations to his contemporaries as Franklin did. The harvest, instead of diminishing with the lapse of time, seems to increase by cultivation. Over two hundred documents upon which the stamp of Franklins genius bad been impressed, and which are entitled to a place in any collection of his works, have been placed in the editors hands since the publication of the first two volumes. The larger number of these unfortunately reached liim after the documents of corresponding date had gone to press. It thus became necessary to provide for them in a supplement, which will be found at thc end of this volume. For the opportunity of enriching his work with these papers he desires to recognize his special obligations to Mr. B. F. Stevens, who kindly placed the whole of his important collection of Frankliniana at the Editors disposal to blr. S. G. If. Henjamin, to whom he is indebted for most of the letters from Franklin to Strahan that appear in this work, and which constitute a very important contribution to our knowledge of Franldin as a man of business. He has also to confess his great obligations to Mr. L C. Ford, of the State Department, Washington, of whose precise and extensive acquaintance with the resources of the government archives he has been permitted freely to avail himself and to his brother. Mr. Paul L. Ford, and their father, whose collections of autographs and other memorials of our early history no student of our early annals can afford to neglect.....

The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin ..

release date: Oct 13, 2018
The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin ..
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The Classic Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

release date: Dec 04, 2018
The Classic Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Classic Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - The life of Benjamin Franklin is of importance to every American primarily because of the part he played in securing the independence of the United States and in establishing it as a nation. Franklin shares with Washington the honors of the Revolution, and of the events leading to the birth of the new nation. While Washington was the animating spirit of the struggle in the colonies, Franklin was its ablest champion abroad. - We Americans devour eagerly any piece of writing that purports to tell us the secret of success in life; yet how often we are disappointed to nd nothing but commonplace statements, or receipts that we know by heart but never follow. Most of the life stories of our famous and successful men fail to inspire because they lack the human element that makes the record real and brings the story within our grasp. - The thing that makes Franklin's Autobiography different from every other life story of a great and successful man is just this human aspect of the account. Franklin told the story of his life, as he himself says, for the benet of his posterity. He wanted to help them by the relation of his own rise from obscurity and poverty to eminence and wealth. - In Franklin's Autobiography is offered not so much a ready-made formula for success, as the companionship of a real flesh and blood man of extraordinary mind and quality, whose daily walk and conversation will help us to meet our own difficulties, much as does the example of a wise and strong friend.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin Illustrated

release date: Apr 25, 2021
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin Illustrated
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a tortuous publication history after Franklin's death, this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of an autobiography ever written. Franklin's account of his life is divided into four parts, reflecting the different periods at which he wrote them. There are actual breaks in the narrative between the first three parts, but Part Three's narrative continues into Part Four without an authorial break

The Wicked Wit of Benjamin Franklin

release date: Jan 01, 2007
The Wicked Wit of Benjamin Franklin
A collection of over 500 quotes, sayings, and proverbs by American patriot, inventor, and statesman, Benjamin Franklin.
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