The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
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The Junto Club
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Franklin comes up with lots of societal improvements, but one of the most important ones, to which he keeps returning, is the creation of a library. The library he helps found in Philadelphia is a...
Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
Bunyan's text, written in 1678, is Franklin's favorite book. It's also a famous allegory about how Christians can make it through the hard parts of life in order to get to heaven. (If you'd like to...
Perhaps because Franklin's a printer by profession, examples from that trade are sprinkled throughout the Autobiography. The most notable of these is "errata," which is printer-speak for errors. Se...
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