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The Resource Benjamin Franklin's autobiography : an authoritative text, contexts, criticism, edited by Joyce E. Chaplin

Benjamin Franklin's autobiography : an authoritative text, contexts, criticism, edited by Joyce E. Chaplin

Label
Benjamin Franklin's autobiography : an authoritative text, contexts, criticism
Title
Benjamin Franklin's autobiography
Title remainder
an authoritative text, contexts, criticism
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joyce E. Chaplin
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The only edition of the celebrated Autobiography that includes the long-missing and recently identified "Wagon Letters." Written during the most eventful years of Benjamin Franklin's life (1771-90), the Autobiography is one of the most influential memoirs in history. This newly edited Norton Critical Edition includes an introduction that explains the history of the Autobiography within the larger history of the life-writing genre as well as within the history of celebrity. The text is accompanied by new and expanded explanatory annotations and by a map, an illustration, and six facsimiles. "Contexts" presents a broader view of Franklin's life with a journal entry from a 1726 voyage, correspondence, a Poor Richard piece on ambition and fame, Franklin's views on self-improvement, and his last will (and codicil). "Criticism" draws on a wealth of material that reflects both the wide range of Franklin's achievements and the global impact of his life and memoirs. New international voices in "Contemporary Opinions" include Immanuel Kant, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de Mirabeau, José Antonio de Alzate y Ramírez, and José Francisco Correia da Serra. "Nineteenth-Century Opinions" includes Humphry Davy on Franklin's discovery of electricity as well as Empress Shōken of Japan's Franklin-inspired poem. Finally, "Modern Opinions" reprints important pieces: I.B. Cohen on Franklin and the Autobiography's importance to science; Michael Warner's theoretical interpretation of the practices of writing and printing and what they tell us about Franklin; and Peter Stallybrass's insightful and engaging history-of-the-book perspective on Franklin's writing generally and the Autobiography specifically."--Publisher's website
  • "The only edition of the celebrated Autobiography that includes the long-missing and recently identified "Wagon Letters." Written during the most eventful years of Benjamin Franklin's life (1771-90), the Autobiography is one of the most influential memoirs in history. This newly edited Norton Critical Edition includes an introduction that explains the history of the Autobiography within the larger history of the life-writing genre as well as within the history of celebrity. The text is accompanied by new and expanded explanatory annotations and by a map, an illustration, and six facsimiles. "Contexts" presents a broader view of Franklin's life with a journal entry from a 1726 voyage, correspondence, a Poor Richard piece on ambition and fame, Franklin's views on self-improvement, and his last will (and codicil). "Criticism" draws on a wealth of material that reflects both the wide range of Franklin's achievements and the global impact of his life and memoirs. New international voices in "Contemporary Opinions" include Immanuel Kant, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de Mirabeau, José Antonio de Alzate y Ramírez, and José Francisco Correia da Serra. "Nineteenth-Century Opinions" includes Humphry Davy on Franklin's discovery of electricity as well as Empress Shōken of Japan's Franklin-inspired poem. Finally, "Modern Opinions" reprints important pieces: I. B. Cohen on Franklin and the Autobiography's importance to science; Michael Warner's theoretical interpretation of the practices of writing and printing and what they tell us about Franklin; and Peter Stallybrass's insightful and engaging history-of-the-book perspective on Franklin's writing generally and the Autobiography specifically."--Publisher's website
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1706-1790
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franklin, Benjamin
Dewey number
  • 973.3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.F7
LC item number
A2 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Chaplin, Joyce E
Series statement
A Norton critical edition
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Statesmen
Label
Benjamin Franklin's autobiography : an authoritative text, contexts, criticism, edited by Joyce E. Chaplin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Autobiography -- "A Quire Book of Letters" -- The Outline of the Autobiography -- A Guide to People Mentioned in the Autobiography
Control code
711051802
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxx, 441 pages
Isbn
9780393935615
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011052085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)711051802
Label
Benjamin Franklin's autobiography : an authoritative text, contexts, criticism, edited by Joyce E. Chaplin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Autobiography -- "A Quire Book of Letters" -- The Outline of the Autobiography -- A Guide to People Mentioned in the Autobiography
Control code
711051802
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxx, 441 pages
Isbn
9780393935615
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011052085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)711051802

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