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- SynopsisBenjamin Franklin's writings represent a career of literary, scientific, and political efforts over a lifetime which extended nearly the entire 18th century. This work includes Franklin's reflections on such diverse questions as philosophy and religion, social status, electricity, American national characteristics, war, and the status of women.,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 edition provides a new text of the Autobiography, established with close reference to Franklin's original manuscript. Italso includes a new transcription of the 1726 journal, and several pieces which have recently been identified as Franklin's own work.,Franklin's writings span a long and distinguished career of literary, scientific, and political inquiry--the work of a man whose life lasted for nearly all of the 18th century, and whose achievements ranged from inventing the lightning rod to publishingPoor Richard's Almanacto signing the Declaration of Independence. In his own lifetime, Franklin knew prominence not only in America but also in Britain and France. Here was a cosmopolitan statesman, public servant, inventor, and editor with a distinctly Yankee sensibility; here was a moral philosopher who divided his faith between the natural sciences and the American experiment. This volume includes Franklin's reflections on such diverse issues as reason and religion, social status, electricity, America's national character and characters, war, and the societal status of women. Also included is a new transcription of his 1726 journal, and several pieces that have only recently been identified as Franklin's work.
- AuthorBenjamin Franklin
- Number Of Pages392 pages
- SeriesOxford World's Classics
- Publication Date1999-02-04
- PublisherOxford University Press, Incorporated
- Copyright Date1993
- Weight9.5 Oz
- Height0.7 In.
- Width5.1 In.
- Length7.7 In.
- LC Classification NumberE302.6.F7A4 1993
- Dewey Decimal973.3/092
- Dewey Edition20
- Edited byOrmond Seavey
- Introduction byOrmond Seavey
- Notes byOrmond Seavey
Table Of Content
- Table Of ContentIncludes: Autobiography; 1726; Journal of a Voyage; Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind; The Kite Experiment; Poor Richard's Maxims; The Internal State of America; Speech in the Constitutional Convention at the Conclusion of its Deliberations
- Reviews"Reasonably priced, comprehensive edition with good selection of other writings."--Virginia Caris, George Washington University "I really like this edition because of the variety of Franklin's writings represented here. The affordability of this text is greatly appreciated by the students as well."--Lynn Searfoss, Purdue University
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