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Overview

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Author

Benjamin Franklin

Years Written

1771–90

Type

Nonfiction

Genre

Autobiography

Perspective and Narrator

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is told in the first person by Benjamin Franklin. As such, the events he relates are subject to Franklin's point of view and editorial choices.

Tense

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The use of the word the at the beginning of the title The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin suggests that this is the one authoritative account of Franklin's life because the subject is also the author. Originally, Franklin referred to the text as Memoirs because the term autobiography was not yet in use. The first part of the text, originally published in French, was titled The Private Life of the Late Benjamin Franklin, suggesting a posthumous intimacy with the subject.

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