The Autobiography and Other Writings

Here are selections from Franklin’s newspaper articles, from the sage wisdom of Poor Richard’s Almanac, from his entertaining letters, from his scientific essays, from his political and revolutionary writings, plus a generous sampling ...

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0553904981

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This authoritative Bantam Classic edition presents readers with a wide-ranging selection of Benjamin Franklin’s most important writings, illuminating the complex and appealing character of this quintessential American who rose to fame as a publisher, inventor, educator, bon vivant, and statesman. Here are selections from Franklin’s newspaper articles, from the sage wisdom of Poor Richard’s Almanac, from his entertaining letters, from his scientific essays, from his political and revolutionary writings, plus a generous sampling of his famous aphorisms, poems, and humor. And, most important, here is a newly edited text of one of the most vital and important works of American literature, the Autobiography. As fascinating and as relevant as ever, this timeless collection of writings reveals an extraordinary man whose mind was always curious, always questioning, and who forever remained dedicated to the principles of truth and liberty.
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Franklin The Autobiography and Other Writings on Politics Economics and Virtue

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Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521542650

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 381

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Benjamin Franklin is one of the best known and most widely admired figures in American history. His wit and charm make him endearing; his practical intelligence and commitment to middle-class virtues like thrift and industry make him admirable. Indeed to many he is 'the first American'. Ironically, this identification of Franklin with American popular culture diminishes the breadth and depth of his contributions to modern political thought. The present volume provides the textual foundation for a fuller understanding of Franklin's thought, and represents a major addition to the Cambridge Texts series. Readers interested in the Autobiography will find a new and complete edition based on the original manuscript. Those interested in the full range of Franklin's political ideas will find a selection of his most important letters, essays and pamphlets. Alan Houston's lucid introduction brings life to these texts and sets them in their proper historical context.
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Benjamin Franklin

Author: Benjamin Franklin

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105002354400

Category: Statesmen

Page: 350

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R G Collingwood An Autobiography and Other Writings

This volume presents a many-faceted view of the great Oxford philosopher R. G. Collingwood.

Author: Robin George Collingwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199586035

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This volume presents a many-faceted view of the great Oxford philosopher R. G. Collingwood. At its centre is his Autobiography of 1939, a cult classic for its compelling 'story of his thought'. That work is accompanied here by previously unpublished writings by Collingwood and eleven specially written essays on aspects of his life and work.
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Benjamin Franklin

Author: Benjamin Franklin

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ISBN: WISC:89095161907

Category: Statesmen

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Autobiography and Other Writings

Ana de San Bartolomé (1549–1626), a contemporary and close associate of St. Teresa of Ávila, typifies the curious blend of religious activism and spiritual forcefulness that characterized the first generation of Discalced, or reformed ...

Author: Ana de San Bartolomé

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226143736

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Ana de San Bartolomé (1549–1626), a contemporary and close associate of St. Teresa of Ávila, typifies the curious blend of religious activism and spiritual forcefulness that characterized the first generation of Discalced, or reformed Carmelites. Known for their austerity and ethics, their convents quickly spread throughout Spain and, under Ana’s guidance, also to France and the Low Countries. Constantly embroiled in disputes with her male superiors, Ana quickly became the most vocal and visible of these mystical women and the most fearless of the guardians of the Carmelite Constitution, especially after Teresa’s death. Her autobiography, clearly inseparable from her religious vocation, expresses the tensions and conflicts that often accompanied the lives of women whose relationship to the divine endowed them with an authority at odds with the temporary powers of church and state. Last translated into English in 1916, Ana’s writings give modern readers fascinating insights into the nature of monastic life during the highly charged religious and political climate of late-sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century Spain.
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An Autobiography

This edition also includes a selection of his critical writings to show how subtle and complex his approach to literature really was.

Author: Anthony Trollope

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191662775

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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This classic study of the working life of a professional writer is one of the best - and also one of the strangest - autobiographies ever written. After a miserable childhood and misspent youth, Trollope turned his life around at the age of twenty-six. By 1860 the 'hobbledehoy' had become both a senior civil servant and a best-selling novelist. He worked for the Post Office for many years and stood unsuccessfully for Parliament. Best-known for the two series of novels grouped loosely around the clerical and political professions, the Barsetshire and Palliser series, in his Autobiography Trollope frankly describes his writing habits. His apparent preoccupation with contracts, deadlines, and earnings, and his account of the remorseless regularity with which he produced his daily quota of words, has divided opinion ever since. As the Introduction to this edition shows, Trollope selected and exaggerated to create his compelling narrative of initial failure and eventual success, and the inspiration that fuelled his creative imagination has too easily been overlooked. The only autobiography by a major Victorian novelist, Trollope's record offers a fascinating insight into his literary life and opinions. This edition also includes a selection of his critical writings to show how subtle and complex his approach to literature really was.
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Safe Conduct

This book puzzled many readers in Russia and when it appeared in English, because it isolated sharp impressions and its juxtapositions seemed to deny chronology, but at least one critic recognized it as 'the most original of autobiographies ...

Author: Boris Leonidovich Pasternak

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 081120135X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

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Safe Conduct is Boris Pasternak's first autobiography written when he was forty and after the great success of Dr. Zhivago. Experimental in its category, its isolated sharp impressions and juxtapositions seem to deny a normal chronology.
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Franklin

The entire text of the Autobiography is included alongside letters, essays, pamphlets, and manuscript notes.

Author: Benjamin Franklin

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ISBN: 0511316615

Category: Political culture

Page: 381

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Alan Houston seeks to bring clarity to our understanding of Benjamin Franklin's political thought by making available, for the first time, a full and representative selection of his most important political writings. The entire text of the Autobiography is included alongside letters, essays, pamphlets, and manuscript notes.
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Autobiography and Other Writings of Nawab Abdul Latif Khan Bahadur

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition.

Author: Abdul Latif

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 123040385X

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Page: 58

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...they may not compete for the Second Grade ones, or competing, may fail. And so on, with the Second and the Third Grade Fellows. Either of them will not forfeit their original Fellowships, if they do not compete for the higher Grade, or competing, do not succeed. The number of Fellowships annually awarded will be 10 of the First Grade, 5 of the %&'............ 2 of the Thlrd, and 2 of the (College fee of 20)20.10. 12 = 2,400 Fourth. At the end of six years, the... TxliMXo Permanent number of Fellowships Fourth Ditto. 25012= 1,200 to be supported, will annually be, as Total, 17,280 per margin, 60 of the First Grade, 20 of the Second Grade,4 of the Third Grade, and 2 of the Fourth Grade, --thus making the total number of standing Fellows 86, at an annual cost of Rs. 17,280. Every year, 19 new Fellows will be added, while the same number of old ones will be out. The annual cost of the Scheme under Arabic Mudrussah... Rs. 14,592 all the three heads of Arabic Mudrussah, Anglo-Persian School, ... 7,800.. Mohsineeah Fellowships, 17,280 Anglo-Persian School and Mohsineeah T tal 39'672 Fellowships amount as per margin, "' ' J ' " toRs. 39,672. 37. From Mr. Atkinson's letter No. 1802, dated the 29th September, 1860, to the address of the Junior Secretary to the Government of Bengal, I find the following estimate of the income of the Hooghly Mudrussah, minus from the Hindoo students. Interest of Government Securities, 45,056 Ditto at 5 pet cent, from the sum of Rs. 1,67,106 now at credit of the College in Hooghly Collectorate, ... 8,355 Profits from Syedpore Estate, ... 9,000 Total Rs. 62,411 Subtracting from above sum, Rs. 39,672, the expenditure of the proposed Scheme, there remains a balance of Rs. 22,739. 38. A fraction, but only a small...
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Benjamin Franklin

Author: Herbert W. Schneider

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ISBN: OCLC:993430035

Category: Franklin, Benjamin

Page: 218

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An Autobiography and Other Writings

notE on thE tExt trOllOpe wrote the first two chapters of An Autobiography
between 20 and 30 october 1875. he was 60, and was travelling from new york to
Liverpool on the ss Bothnia after a visit to his younger son, Frederic, in Australia.
he ...

Author: Anthony Trollope

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199675289

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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After a miserable childhood and misspent youth, Trollope turned his life around, becoming both a senior civil servant and a best-selling novelist. Best-known for the two series of novels grouped loosely around the clerical and political professions, the Barsetshire and Palliser series, in this work Trollope frankly describes his writing habits. This edition also includes a selection of his critical writings to show how subtle and complex his approach to literature really was.
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