Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is a classic American text written by Benjamin Franklin himself in the late 18th century. The book is a first-hand account of Franklin’s life, from his childhood in Boston to his later years as a statesman, scientist, and inventor. It covers his experiences as a printer, a scientist, a businessman, a diplomat and a politician.
The Autobiography is notable for its cand, witty, and insightful style, as Franklin reflects on his own life and experiences, and shares his thoughts and observations on a wide range of topics, including morality, self-improvement, and American society and politics of his time.
One of the main themes of the book is the idea of self-improvement and the pursuit of virtue, as Franklin outlines the thirteen virtues he adopted in his youth, and how he strove to live by them throughout his life. The book also provides a unique and personal insight into the life and times of one of America’s most important and influential figures.
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is considered a classic of American literature and is still widely read and studied today for its historical value and its insights into the life and mind of one of America’s Founding Fathers.