The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
by Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: J.B. Lippincott 1868
Number of pages: 426
The original form of the manuscript is here reproduced in recognition of its value as a picture of one of the most notable personalities of Colonial times, and of its acknowledged rank as one of the great autobiographies of the world.
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