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The Portable Benjamin Franklin (Penguin Classics)

The Portable Benjamin Franklin (Penguin Classics)
Author: Benjamin Franklin
ISBN 13: 9780143039549
ISBN 10: 143039547
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2006-01-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 551
List Price: $20.00

A generous selection of writings that brings to life the attractive, complex, and guileful genius of the most celebrated American of his age

It takes a very inclusive anthology to encompass the protean personality and range of interests of Benjamin Franklin, but The Portable Benjamin Franklin succeeds as no collection has. In addition to the complete Autobiography, the volume contains about 100 of Franklin's major writings— essays, journalism, letters, political tracts, scientific observations, proposals for the improvement of civic and personal life, literary bagatelles, and private musings. The selections are reprinted in their entirety and organized chronologically within six sections that represent the full range of Franklin's temperament. The result is a zestful read for Franklin scholars and anyone wanting to know and enjoy this American icon.