Writings / Benjamin Franklin.Material type: TextSeries: Library of America: 37.Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Literary Classics of the United States : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. and Canada by Viking, c1987Description: 1605 p. ; 21 cmISBN: 0940450291 (alk. paper); 9780940450295 (alk. paper)Other title: Autobiography | Poor Richard's almanackUniform titles: Selections. 1987 Subject(s): United States -- Politics and government -- To 1775 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783Additional physical formats: Online version:: Writings.DDC classification: 973.2 LOC classification: E302 | .F82 1987
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Other title information: Boston and London, 1722-1726, Philadelphia, 1726-1757, London, 1757-1775, Paris, 1776-1785, Philadelphia, 1785-1790, Poor Richard's almanack, 1733-1758, The autobiography.
"J.A. Leo Lemay wrote the notes and selected the texts for this volume"--5th prelim. p.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 1496-1512) and index.
Boston and London, 1722-1726 -- Philadelphia, 1726-1757 -- London, 1757-1775 -- Paris, 1776-1785 -- Philadelphia, 1785-1790 -- Poor Richard's almanack, 1733-1758 -- The autobiography.
This Benjamin Franklin anthology includes Poor Richard's Almanack, The Autobiography, speeches in the Constitutional Convention, writings on slavery, essays, news reporting, political satires, bagatelles, pamphlets, and letters.
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Library Journal ReviewThe Library of America has produced a witty contribution to the celebration of its own fifth anniversary and the anniversary of the United States Constitution. Included are authoritative versions of Franklin's best-known writings (e.g., The Autobiography ), as well as 57 new attributions. Also included are all prefaces and maxims from the full run of Poor Richard's Almanack , plus a generous and prudent selection of other writings, both personal and public. The material is arranged by the eras of Franklin's long life. Lemay's erudite notes, an excellent index, and the volume's acid-free paper all attest to admirable publishing standards. For most libraries. Sally Linden, Wellesley Coll. Lib., Mass . (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
School Library Journal ReviewYA A collection of well-known Franklin writings as well as 57 newly attributed pieces, all arranged by period and place. High-school students of American history and literature will appreciate this comprehensive collection. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsOne of 17 children, Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He ended his formal education at the age of 10 and began working as an apprentice at a newspaper. Running away to Philadelphia at 17, he worked for a printer, later opening his own print shop.
Franklin was a man of many talents and interests. As a writer, he published a colonial newspaper and the well-known Poor Richard's Almanack, which contains his famous maxims. He authored many political and economic works, such as The Way To Wealth and Journal of the Negotiations for Peace. He is responsible for many inventions, including the Franklin stove and bifocal eyeglasses. He conducted scientific experiments, proving in one of his most famous ones that lightning and electricity were the same. As a politically active citizen, he helped draft the Declaration of Independence and lobbied for the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. He also served as ambassador to France.
He died in April of 1790 at the age of 84.
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