The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1757

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1757

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, which Franklin himself called his Memoirs, is the unfinished record of his life written between 1771 and 1790. It has become one of the most well-known and influential autobiographies in history, and has been praised both as a historical document and a piece of literature in its own right. William Dean Howells declared that Franklin's is one of the greatest autobiographies in literature, and towers over other autobiographies as...
Publisher: [Auckland, N.Z.] : Floating Press, ©2009.
ISBN: 9781775413486
1775413489
Characteristics: 1 online resource (285 pages)

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"In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to stifle as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will every now and then peep out and show itself; you will see it, perhaps, often in this history; for, even if I could conceive that I had compleatly overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility."

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