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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

21 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

The BEST Edition Available

I wholeheartedly recommend this version above all others. In November 1786, Franklin sent copies of his autobiography to friends in England and France. Through the centuries since, many editions have been appeared based on translations and interpretations of those cop...
I wholeheartedly recommend this version above all others. In November 1786, Franklin sent copies of his autobiography to friends in England and France. Through the centuries since, many editions have been appeared based on translations and interpretations of those copies, but this is the only one that is drawn 'with scrupulous care from the original manuscript in Franklin's handwriting.' The editors of THE PAPERS OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (seven volumes) prepared this edition of the autobiography, as well as the insightful introduction, notes, and index. This is the first edition to have a full index. I found the chapter notes citing events, identifying individuals, and explaining Franklin's references to be extremely helpful and of great interest. Also, the notes are conveniently located at the bottom of each page - a very nice feature. A thorough chronology of Ben's life, brief biographies of 187 people to whom he refers, letters, notes by Franklin and the editors, and the complete index all enrich this superb edition. If you want to read Benjamin Franklin's actual sentiments, this is the version who seek. If you want an edition fleshed out and enriched by professionals who have expertise, understanding, and knowledge of Franklin's life, this is the very version you seek. It is my hope that you will enjoy this edition of the AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN as much as I did. Even if you, as I had, have read other editions you will find reading this one a new, enlightening experience. Five stars and bravo!

posted by Anonymous on December 31, 2000

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Great book, but not the best copy.

Many words difficult to understand, since unintelligible symbols were often included. Copy relatively poor. Hoping to find a better version.

posted by Anonymous on March 15, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    Great book, but not the best copy.

    Many words difficult to understand, since unintelligible symbols were often included. Copy relatively poor. Hoping to find a better version.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Impossible to read.

    The NOOK format of this book is impossible to read. The authors notes interupt Franklin's writings mid-sentance and can go on for pages. If it wasn't free I'd demand my money back.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    Unreadable due to OCR errors

    OCR errors.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2011

    I wish I could have read it!

    The scanning on this one was so bad I couldn't even make out what the words were in so much of the book that I couldn't make any sense of it and gave up after only a few pages.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2011

    Boring

    I thought it was really boring it was on my summer rreading log I also did not understand anything and I read it all the way through!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2011

    text runs off the side

    It would be a great book, but text runs off the screen

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Read my post

    This is a note to all u people:u all are ugly worth hogs u all are sassy and nobody likes any of u u all are ugly worth hogs ha ha ha ha im so much better than all of u people im talented,beautiful,and pretty and so there ha ha ha ha ha. This book is not good nothing is about me so really its not a good book DONT READ IT its very bad.P.S. all of u are ugly worth hogs.P.S.S. a worth hog is a rich dog/pig.P.S.S.S. thats what all of u are:worth hogs ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    Poor scan quality

    The atyle and content would be most enjoyable if the quality of the scan were readable

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2013

    Haven't read it yet!!!!!

    Ha ha ha

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Poor quality

    The OCR software used for this book, makes it impossible to read. THey must not have used a spell checker on it. Don't waste time ordering.

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  • Posted April 20, 2011

    Too many ttpos

    Too many ttpographical errors to make for comfortable reading.

    Formating is bad.

    Don't waste your time.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2011

    Not Recommended

    Not an easy read.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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