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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Franklin's Autobiography has received widespread praise, both for its historical value as a record of an important early American and for its literary style. It is often considered the first American book to be taken seriously by Europeans as literature. "He was therefore, feasted and invited to all the court parties. At these he sometimes met the old Duchess of Bourbon, who, being a chess player of about his force, they very generally played together. Happening once to put her king into prize, the Doctor took it. 'Ah,' says she, 'we do not take kings so.' 'We do in America,' said the Doctor."—Thomas Jefferson

Franklin's Autobiography has received widespread praise, both for its historical value as a record of an important early American and for its literary style. It is often considered the first American book to be taken seriously by Europeans as literature. "He was therefore, feasted and invited to all the court parties. At these he sometimes met the old Duchess of Bourbon, who, being a chess player of about his force, they very generally played together. Happening once to put her king into prize, the Doctor took it. 'Ah,' says she, 'we do not take kings so.' 'We do in America,' said the Doctor."—Thomas Jefferson
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

Franklin's Autobiography has received widespread praise, both for its historical value as a record of an important early American and for its literary style. It is often considered the first American book to be taken seriously by Europeans as literature. "He was therefore, feasted and invited to all the court parties. At these he sometimes met the old Duchess of Bourbon, who, being a chess player of about his force, they very generally played together. Happening once to put her king into prize, the Doctor took it. 'Ah,' says she, 'we do not take kings so.' 'We do in America,' said the Doctor."—Thomas Jefferson

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gary Gilberd

Length:

7h 25m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

19:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

35:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:01