Autobiography (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback – 19 Mar 1986
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I believe Lemay and Zall are the "experts" in the autobiographical writings of Benjamin Franklin.
Critical essays include essays written contemporaneously with this autobiography (including David Hume and John Adams); in the 19th century (including Edgar Allen Poe, Herman Melville, Mark Twain); in the 20th century (including D.H. Lawrence, W. Somerset Maugham). The critical essay by D. H. Lawrence is a classic, but it is clear that Lawrence "misread" Benjamin Franklin, and having read it, I have lost some admiration for Lawrence.
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