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PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: Illustrated Platinum Edition (Classic Bestselling Fiction Books) How is this book unique Illustrations are included Short Biography is also included Original amp Unabridged Edition Tablet and e reader formatted The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from to however Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs Although it had a tortuous publication history after Franklin s death this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of an autobiography ever written .
Franklin s account of his life is divided into four parts reflecting the different periods at which he wrote them There are actual breaks in the narrative between the first three parts but Part Three s narrative continues into Part Four without an authorial break only an editorial one .
Part One of the Autobiography is addressed to Franklin s son William at that time Royal Governor of New Jersey While in England at the estate of the Bishop of St Asaph in Twyford Franklin now years old begins by saying that it may be agreeable to his son to know some of the incidents of his father s life so with a week s uninterrupted leisure he is beginning to write them down for William He starts with some anecdotes of his grandfather uncles father and mother He deals with his childhood his fondness for reading and his service as an apprentice to his brother James Franklin a Boston printer and the publisher of the New England Courant After improving his writing skills through study of the Spectator by Joseph Addison and Sir Richard Steele he writes an anonymous paper and slips it under the door of the printing house by night Not knowing its author James and his friends praise the paper and it is published in the Courant which encourages Ben to produce more essays the Silence Dogood essays which are also published When Ben reveals his authorship James is angered thinking the recognition of his papers will make Ben too vain James and Ben have frequent disputes and Ben seeks for a way to escape from working under James .
They establish their business and plan to start a newspaper but when Keimer hears of this plan he rushes out a paper of his own the Pennsylvania Gazette This publication limps along for three quarters of a year before Franklin buys the paper from Keimer and makes it extremely profitable The Saturday Evening Post traces its lineage to Franklin s Pennsylvania Gazette The partnership also receives an appointment as printer for the Pennsylvania assembly When Hugh Meredith s father experiences financial setbacks and cannot continue backing the partnership two friends separately offer to lend Franklin the money he needs to stay in business the partnership amicably dissolves as Meredith goes to North Carolina and Franklin takes from each friend half the needed sum continuing his business in his own name In he marries Deborah Read and after this with the help of the Junto he draws up proposals for Library Company of Philadelphia At this point Part One breaks off with a memo in Franklin s writing noting that The Affairs of the Revolution occasion d the Interruption