Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin / Benjamin Franklin

Title: Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin 
Author: Benjamin Franklin 
Editor: Frank Woodworth Pine 
Illustrator: E. Boyd Smith
Subjects: Autobiography; Classic

It has become one of the most famous and influential autobiography ever written. Editor F. W. Pine wrote that Franklin's biography provided the "most remarkable of all the remarkable histories of our self-made men" with Franklin as the greatest exemplar. Must read for autobiography readers. 


"He was therefore, feasted and invited to all the court parties. At these he sometimes met the old Duchess of Bourbon, who, being a chess player of about his force, they very generally played together. Happening once to put her king into prize, the Doctor took it. 'Ah,' says she, 'we do not take kings so.' 'We do in America,' said the Doctor."—Thomas Jefferson

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