This classic is Franklin’s last word on his greatest literary creation — his own invented persona, the original incarnation of the American success story. This work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of an autobiography ever written.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790. Franklin’s account of his life is divided into four parts, reflecting the different periods at which he wrote them. The Autobiography has received widespread praise, both for its historical value as a record of an important early American and for its literary style.
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