Cover of: The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin | Benjamin Franklin

About the Book

Few men could compare to Benjamin Franklin. Virtually self-taught, he excelled as an athlete, a man of letters, a printer, a scientist, a wit, an inventor, an editor, and a writer, and he was probably the most successful diplomat in American history. David Hume hailed him as the first great philosopher and great man of letters in the New World.

Written initially to guide his son, Franklin's autobiography is a lively, spellbinding account of his unique and eventful life. Stylistically his best work, it has become a classic in world literature, one to inspire and delight readers everywhere.

Edition Notes

At head of title: Gateway series.

Series The gateway series of English texts. General editor: Henry Van Dyke


Library of Congress E308.6.F7 A2 1907a

The Physical Object

Pagination 287 p.
Number of pages 287

ID Numbers

Open Library OL6990157M
Internet Archive autobiograp00fran
LC Control Number 07035637
OCLC/WorldCat 732715

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