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Ben Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Year Published: 1791

Description: A memoir written between 1771 and 1790, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin chronicles the life of one of America’s founders, who, throughout its pages, self-identifies more as a scientist and scholar than a political thinker. Despite expressing a desire that it not be distributed widely, Franklin sent manuscripts to several friends shortly before his death. Its four parts were then published posthumously between 1791 and 1818. The most recent version, considered the most authoritative, was published in 1981 and edited by Leo Lemay and P.M. Zall, who also studied its publication history.

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