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Franklin, William Temple 1760-1823

Overview
Works: 130 works in 245 publications in 3 languages and 1,960 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Portraits  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Former owner
Classifications: E302.6.F7, B
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Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
31 editions published between 1818 and 1833 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memoirs by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
8 editions published between 1834 and 1859 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The posthumous and other writings of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin ( )
6 editions published in 1819 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin ( )
3 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Printer and publisher, author and educator, scientist and inventor, statesman and philanthropist, Benjamin Franklin was the very embodiment of the American self-made man. In 1771, at the age of 65, he sat down to write his autobiography, "having emerged from the poverty and obscurity in which I was born and bred, to a state of affluence and some degree of reputation in the world, and having gone so far through life with a considerable share of felicity." The result is a classic of American literature." "On the eve of the tercentenary of Franklin's birth, the university he founded has selected the Autobiography for the Penn Reading Project. Each year for the past fifteen years, the University of Pennsylvania has chosen a single work that the entire incoming class, and a large segment of the faculty and staff, read and discuss together. For this occasion the University of Pennsylvania Press is publishing this special edition of Franklin's Autobiography, including a new preface by University president Amy Gutmann and an introduction by distinguished scholar Peter Conn. The volume also includes four short essays by noted Penn professors as well as a chronology of Franklin's life and the text of Franklin's Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pennsylvania, a document resulting in the establishment of an institution of higher education that ultimately became the University of Pennsylvania." "No area of human endeavor escaped Franklin's keen attentions. His ideas and values, as Amy Gutmann notes, have shaped the modern University of Pennsylvania profoundly, "more profoundly than have the founders of any other major university of college in the United States." Franklin believed that he had been born too soon. Readers will recognize that his spirit lives on at Penn today."--BOOK JACKET
The private correspondence of Benjamin Franklin, LL. D ... comprising a series of letters on miscellaneous, literary, and political subjects by Benjamin Franklin ( )
3 editions published in 1817 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mémoires sur la vie et les écrits de Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
10 editions published between 1817 and 1818 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin : published verbatim from the original manuscript, by his grandson, William Temple Franklin by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
2 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Correspondance choisie de Benjamin Franklin : traduite de l'anglais by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
5 editions published in 1817 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Private correspondence of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
2 editions published in 1833 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Benjamin Franklin's Leben und Schriften by Benjamin Franklin ( Book )
2 editions published in 1829 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Franklin, William Temple 1760-1823
Languages
English (114)
French (18)
German (2)