Translated into a dozen languages, printed in hundreds of editions, and read by millions of people, Franklin's autobiography has had an influence perhaps unequaled by any other book by an American writer. Written ostensibly as a letter to his son William,
the autobiography offers Franklin's reflections on philosophy and religion, politics, war, education, material success, and the status of women.
This edition of the autobiography, prepared by the editors of The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, is drawn with scrupulous care from the original manuscript in Franklin's handwriting now in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Publication Date: 4/10/2003
Nr of Pages: 364