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A Benjamin Franklin Reader, edited and annotated by Walter Isaacson is a collection of Benjamin Franklin's own writings throughout his lifetime. Included in this text are his essays written under an alias to make attacks on social shortcomings or directly against others who had, in some way, made enemies of a young Franklin. Also, included are many diary entries concerning his philosophical views of life and religion as well as details on his scientific experiments and inventions. A full version of his autobiography is also included. Masked as a letter to his son it shows Franklin's growth into the man who is revered to by many still to this day. It also presents his shortcomings for all to see so that no one may think that anyone is ever as perfect as they may appear.
This report prepared by Kate Bennett








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Plot & Themes

Political/social rights fight    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting for social change

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

United States    -   Yes Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France Century:    -   18th century

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged    -   like laughing How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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