- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Harvard University Press (October 1, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0674066553
- ISBN-13: 978-0674066557
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,082,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Library Journal
Wright's new edition of Franklin's Autobiography supplements the usual text with other autobiographical writings. It "tells the Franklin story as a continuous chronological narrative, drawing on all the varied material as it becomes appropriate." The book is divided into eight chapters, and the Autobiography , itself reorganized, is heavily interspersed with some five dozen letters and numerous other notes, essays, diary entries, speeches, interviews, and articles. The result both plugs some holes in the original and extends the life beyond 1758, when the Autobiography ends. Wright provides transitional paragraphs. All Franklin buffs will appreciate this.
-Harry W. Fritz, Univ. of Montana, Missoula
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Wright has chosen passages that reveal Franklin's daily life and public career, his wit and wisdom, and Wright gives continuity to them with brief introductions and comments. (Edmund S. Morgan New York Review of Books)
This book...allows one to become much better acquainted with the enduring Mr. Franklin. And that is a delight. (Keith Henderson Christian Science Monitor)
By judiciously selecting from [a] vast potpourri of materials, Wright has created a single, manageable work that functions as the penultimate introduction to Franklin in all his guises...Any person seeking to know Franklin the man, the scientist, the printer, and the patriot could not find a better introduction. (Donald McGraw Science)
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