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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

A Fully Rounded Portrait of the Many-Sided Franklin, Notably the Moralist, Humanitarian, Scientist, and Unconventional Human Being
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Ben Franklin's own lively story of his early years is a unique, fascinating, and influential look at this American founding father. It has been taught in schools as a moral tract, as a guide to self-improvement, and as the Great American Success Story. It is also relished for its insight into colonial life and the mind of the man who most affected the development of our democratic form of government. Finally, it is savored for its language; Franklin's wit, his well-turned phrase, and his humanity shine through.

Ben Franklin's own lively story of his early years is a unique, fascinating, and influential look at this American founding father. It has been taught in schools as a moral tract, as a guide to self-improvement, and as the Great American Success Story. It is also relished for its insight into colonial life and the mind of the man who most affected the development of our democratic form of government. Finally, it is savored for its language; Franklin's wit, his well-turned phrase, and his humanity shine through.

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  • Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), printer, scientist, and statesman, wrote these memoirs sporadically over a period of 18 years, until shortly before his death.

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  • AudioFile Magazine It's difficult for a performer to do justice to this autobiography, fascinating though parts of it are, because it's famously spotty and unfinished. Huge gaps in Franklin's life are left undiscussed. But one can hardly imagine a better reader than Fredd Wayne, who lately has performed off-Broadway a widely respected one-man show, Benjamin Franklin: Citizen. On the jacket he looks like Franklin, as one might expect, and he also sounds like we imagine Franklin to have been: sprightly, humorous, reflective, friendly, sometimes pensive, like a wise next-door neighbor. D.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
  • L.A. Times

    "[Wayne] evokes Franklin's complex essence through his writings on a variety of subjects… so polished and assured that audiences have the feeling of actually hearing Franklin."

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