The Autobiography and Other Writings (Penguin Classics)

3.79 avg rating
( 1,460 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780142437605: The Autobiography and Other Writings (Penguin Classics)

Benjamin Franklin's writings represent a long career of literary, scientific and political efforts over a lifetime which extended nearly the entire eighteenth century. This volume includes Franklin's reflections on such diverse questions as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women. Nearly sixty years separate the earliest writings from the latest, an interval during which Franklin was continually balancing between the puritan values of his upbringing and the modern American world to which his career served as prologue.

This edition provides a new text of the Autobiography, established with close reference to Franklin's original manuscript. It also includes a new transcription of the 1726 journal and several pieces which have recently been identified as Franklin's own work.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

Also available by Edmund S. Morgan: Benjamin Franklin

From the Back Cover:

Blessed with enormous talents and the energy and ambition to go with them, Franklin was a statesman, author, inventor, printer, and scientist. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and later was involved in negotiating the peace treaty with Britain that ended the Revolutionary War. He also invented bifocals, a stove that is still manufactured, a water-harmonica, and the lightning rod.
Franklin's extraordinary range of interests and accomplishments are brilliantly recorded in his Autobiography, considered one of the classics of the genre. Covering his life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, this charming self-portrait recalls Franklin's boyhood, his determination to achieve high moral standards, his work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career, experiences during the French and Indian War, and more. Related in an honest, open, unaffected style, this highly readable account offers a wonderfully intimate glimpse of the Founding Father sometimes called "the wisest American."

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Benjamin Franklin
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2003)
ISBN 10: 0142437603 ISBN 13: 9780142437605
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. Language: English . Brand New Book. Benjamin Franklin s writings represent a long career of literary, scientific and political efforts over a lifetime which extended nearly the entire eighteenth century. This volume includes Franklin s reflections on such diverse questions as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women. Nearly sixty years separate the earliest writings from the latest, an interval during which Franklin was continually balancing between the puritan values of his upbringing and the modern American world to which his career served as prologue. This edition provides a new text of the Autobiography, established with close reference to Franklin s original manuscript. It also includes a new transcription of the 1726 journal and several pieces which have recently been identified as Franklin s own work. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780142437605

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Benjamin Franklin
ISBN 10: 0142437603 ISBN 13: 9780142437605
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801424376050000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Benjamin Franklin
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2003)
ISBN 10: 0142437603 ISBN 13: 9780142437605
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. Language: English . Brand New Book. Benjamin Franklin s writings represent a long career of literary, scientific and political efforts over a lifetime which extended nearly the entire eighteenth century. This volume includes Franklin s reflections on such diverse questions as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women. Nearly sixty years separate the earliest writings from the latest, an interval during which Franklin was continually balancing between the puritan values of his upbringing and the modern American world to which his career served as prologue. This edition provides a new text of the Autobiography, established with close reference to Franklin s original manuscript. It also includes a new transcription of the 1726 journal and several pieces which have recently been identified as Franklin s own work. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780142437605

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Benjamin Franklin
Published by Penguin Putnam Inc, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0142437603 ISBN 13: 9780142437605
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Benjamin Franklin s writings represent a long career of literary, scientific and political efforts over a lifetime which extended nearly the entire eighteenth century. This volume includes Franklin s reflections on such diverse questions as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women. Nearly sixty years separate the earliest writings from the latest, an interval during which Franklin was continually balancing between the puritan values of his upbringing and the modern American world to which his career served as prologue. This edition provides a new text of the Autobiography, established with close reference to Franklin s original manuscript. It also includes a new transcription of the 1726 journal and several pieces which have recently been identified as Franklin s own work. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780142437605

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Franklin, Benjamin
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (2003)
ISBN 10: 0142437603 ISBN 13: 9780142437605
New Quantity Available: 14
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2003. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780142437605

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Benjamin Franklin
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 2003-03-27, London (2003)
ISBN 10: 0142437603 ISBN 13: 9780142437605
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 2003-03-27, London, 2003. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780142437605

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Franklin, Benjamin (Author)
Published by Penguin (2003)
ISBN 10: 0142437603 ISBN 13: 9780142437605
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reissue edition. 272 pages. 7.50x5.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0142437603

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Franklin, Benjamin (Author)
Published by Penguin (2003)
ISBN 10: 0142437603 ISBN 13: 9780142437605
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reissue edition. 272 pages. 7.50x5.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # z-0142437603

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Franklin, Benjamin
ISBN 10: 0142437603 ISBN 13: 9780142437605
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2003. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VP-9780142437605

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.29
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Franklin, Benjamin
ISBN 10: 0142437603 ISBN 13: 9780142437605
New Quantity Available: 14
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2003. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780142437605

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.29
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book