The Story of Edison and The Wonders of Electricity

Frank Mundell (1870 - 1932)

Despite not having attended conventional school for more than a few months during his childhood, Thomas Alva Edison received a good grounding in the essential subjects of reading, writing and arithmetic at home from his mother (a former school mistress).

Edison took the knowledge gained from these subjects and combined it with an insatiable curiosity, a fascination with all aspects of technology, an indomitable spirit and a passion to overcome any problem or seize any opportunity that circumstance might present him with to eventually become one of the finest inventors the world has ever seen.

This book explores some of the highs and lows that Edison encountered throughout his life and shows how he was able to turn apparent adverse situations to his advantage. A number of his inventions including his improvements connected with the telegraph and telephone, as well as the development of the phonograph and the electric light bulb are covered in various chapters.

This book was one in a series of inspirational texts by the Victorian author Frank Mundell and published in his Men of Fame collection of books. Frank Mundell wrote a significant number of books for children and many of these were distributed and presented to them through their Sunday schools. - Summary by Steve C

Genre(s): Biography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 A Wide-Awake Boy Steve C
Play 02 A Dutch Scotsman Steve C
Play 03 Running A Paper Steve C
Play 04 A Clever Operator Steve C
Play 05 A Great Success Steve C
Play 06 On The Road To Fortune Steve C
Play 07 Work And Marriage Steve C
Play 08 A Modern Fairy Steve C
Play 09 The Telegraph Steve C
Play 10 The Telephone Steve C
Play 11 The Phonograph Steve C
Play 12 Edison's Phonographic Levee Steve C
Play 13 More About The Phonograph Steve C
Play 14 The Electric Light Steve C
Play 15 The Secret Of His Success Steve C