The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin FRANKLIN (1706 - 1790)

Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions for good living which makes this work America’s first “How to Succeed” book. Edited by Frank Woodworth Pine (1869-1919). (Summary by Gary)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Self-Help

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Gary Gilberd
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Play 01 Chapter 1 Ancestry and Early Youth in Boston Gary Gilberd
00:25:49
Play 02 Chapter 2 Beginning Life as a Printer Gary Gilberd
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Play 03 Chapter 3 Arrival in Philadelphia Gary Gilberd
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Play 04 Chapter 4 First Visit to Boston Gary Gilberd
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Play 05 Chapter 5 Early Friends in Philadelphia Gary Gilberd
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Play 06 Chapter 6 First Visit to London Gary Gilberd
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Play 07 Chapter 7 Beginning Business in Philadelphia Gary Gilberd
00:34:20
Play 08 Chapter 8 Business Success and First Public Service Gary Gilberd
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Play 09 Chapter 9 Plan for Attaining Moral Perfection Gary Gilberd
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Play 10 Chapter 10 Poor Richard's Almanac and Other Activities Gary Gilberd
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Play 11 Chapter 11 Interest in Public Affairs Gary Gilberd
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Play 12 Chapter 12 Defense of the Province Gary Gilberd
00:21:28
Play 13 Chapter 13 Public Services and Duties Gary Gilberd
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Play 14 Chapter 14 Albany Plan of Union Gary Gilberd
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Play 15 Chapter 15 Quarrels with the Proprietary Governors Gary Gilberd
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Play 16 Chapter 16 Braddock's Expedition Gary Gilberd
00:26:41
Play 17 Chapter 17 Franklin's Defense of the Frontier Gary Gilberd
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Play 18 Chapter 18 Scientific Experiments Gary Gilberd
00:09:26
Play 19 Chapter 19 Agent of Pennsylvania in London Gary Gilberd
00:35:20
Play 20 Appendix Gary Gilberd
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