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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Few men could compare to Benjamin Franklin. Virtually self-taught, he excelled as an athlete, a man of letters, a printer, a scientist, a wit, an inventor, an editor, and a writer, and he was probably the most successful diplomat in American history. David Hume hailed him as the first great philosopher and great man of letters in the New World. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is one of the most important and influential works in American history. It tells the story of Franklin's life from his humble beginnings to his emergence as a leading figure in the American colonies. In the process, it creates a portrait of Franklin as the quintessential American. Because of the book, Franklin became a role model for future generations of Americans, who hoped to emulate his rags-to-riches story. The autobiography has also become one of the central works not just for understanding Franklin but for understanding America. Initially written as a letter to his son William, the autobiography offers Franklin's reflections on philosophy and religion, politics, war, education, material success, and the status of women. Stylistically his best work, it has become a classic in world literature, one to inspire and delight readers everywhere.

Few men could compare to Benjamin Franklin. Virtually self-taught, he excelled as an athlete, a man of letters, a printer, a scientist, a wit, an inventor, an editor, and a writer, and he was probably the most successful diplomat in American history. David Hume hailed him as the first great philosopher and great man of letters in the New World. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is one of the most important and influential works in American history. It tells the story of Franklin's life from his humble beginnings to his emergence as a leading figure in the American colonies. In the process, it creates a portrait of Franklin as the quintessential American. Because of the book, Franklin became a role model for future generations of Americans, who hoped to emulate his rags-to-riches story. The autobiography has also become one of the central works not just for understanding Franklin but for understanding America. Initially written as a letter to his son William, the autobiography offers Franklin's reflections on philosophy and religion, politics, war, education, material success, and the status of women. Stylistically his best work, it has become a classic in world literature, one to inspire and delight readers everywhere.
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Few men could compare to Benjamin Franklin. Virtually self-taught, he excelled as an athlete, a man of letters, a printer, a scientist, a wit, an inventor, an editor, and a writer, and he was probably the most successful diplomat in American history. David Hume hailed him as the first great philosopher and great man of letters in the New World. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is one of the most important and influential works in American history. It tells the story of Franklin's life from his humble beginnings to his emergence as a leading figure in the American colonies. In the process, it creates a portrait of Franklin as the quintessential American. Because of the book, Franklin became a role model for future generations of Americans, who hoped to emulate his rags-to-riches story. The autobiography has also become one of the central works not just for understanding Franklin but for understanding America. Initially written as a letter to his son William, the autobiography offers Franklin's reflections on philosophy and religion, politics, war, education, material success, and the status of women. Stylistically his best work, it has become a classic in world literature, one to inspire and delight readers everywhere.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Walter Costello

Length:

6h 28m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:12


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

04:25


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

04:48


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

05:05


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

04:41


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

04:46


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

05:14


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

05:21


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

04:56


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

05:00


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

04:55


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

05:12


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

04:45


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

05:44


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

04:18


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

05:11


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

05:37


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

04:27


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

04:54


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

05:12


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

04:47


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

05:19


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

04:56


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

05:33


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

04:57


Part 1, Chapter 25
Part 1, Chapter 25

05:03


Part 1, Chapter 26
Part 1, Chapter 26

05:22


Part 1, Chapter 27
Part 1, Chapter 27

05:53


Part 1, Chapter 28
Part 1, Chapter 28

05:05


Part 1, Chapter 29
Part 1, Chapter 29

04:08


Part 1, Chapter 30
Part 1, Chapter 30

04:37


Part 1, Chapter 31
Part 1, Chapter 31

05:00


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

05:22


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

05:15


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

04:39


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

04:54


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

04:15


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

05:20


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

05:40


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

05:09


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

04:56


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

05:18


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

05:07


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

05:00


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

05:27


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

04:26


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

04:54


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

05:03


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

05:12


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

04:38


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

05:03


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

05:04


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

05:24


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

04:42


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

05:41


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

04:31


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

04:57


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

05:31


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

04:29


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

04:18


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

04:51


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

05:53


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

05:11


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

04:56


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

04:58


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

05:32


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

04:18


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

05:19


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

05:07


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

04:57


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

04:21


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

05:41


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

05:02


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

04:49


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

05:32


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

05:14


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

05:00


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

04:00


Part 2, Chapter 47
Part 2, Chapter 47

00:44