The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Now Printed from the Manuscript as Franklin Wrote It, and Including His Preliminary Outline (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Franklin, Benjamin; Van Doren, Carl

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Blank publisher's bookplate laid in. Front board scuffed, minimal wear to spine bands. 1976 Full-Leather. xxxiii, [1], 233, [5] pp. Tall 8vo. Maroon full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Reproductions of early maps precede text, color frontispiece portrait of Benjamin Franklin, engraved illustrations in text. Includes introduction by Carl Van Doren. 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.

Title: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Now Printed from the Manuscript as Franklin Wrote It, and Including His Preliminary Outline (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

Author: Franklin, Benjamin; Van Doren, Carl

Categories: Colonial Era, Leather-Bound, Easton Press, Political, Literary & Intellectual,

Edition: Reissue

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1976

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2284247

Keywords: CLASSICS BIOGRAPHY HISTORY AUTOBIOGRAPHY AMERICAN HISTORY,