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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
A Language-Illustrated Classic
Class set order code: 8531S
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the first book in the American Autobiography Trilogy of language-illustrated classics.
The MCT edition of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is reproduced in its entirety and includes Michael’s “language illustrations”—close-ups of poetic techniques, four-level analyses of interesting grammar, and comments about writing strategies. Challenging vocabulary is defined at the bottom of each page.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is, by any reckoning, among the most extraordinary documents of the New World. Written in Franklin’s signature clear prose style, the autobiography, which Franklin called his memoir, tells of his rise to manhood, first in Boston, where he was apprenticed to his brother, and then in Philadelphia, where his industry, frugality, integrity, and erudite intelligence helped him rise to prosperity and importance in the community.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was an extraordinary man—America’s original Renaissance man, skilled not only in politics but also in writing and science, an inventor and publisher, on the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence, instrumental in developing America’s first libraries and fire departments, and a strong advocate (in voice and in example) for the abolition of slavery. His story is one that every American student should read.