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Topic: a Good ed. of Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography?

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Subject: a Good ed. of Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography?
Date Posted: 6/8/2009 1:10 PM ET
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My daughter is looking for a copy for an elective reading assignment for next year's AP US History class.  There are dozens of versions out there and I'm sure some are better than others.   I wondered if anyone here could suggest (or suggest against) any particular version. 

TIA  : )

(cross posted in History forum)

Date Posted: 6/8/2009 6:05 PM ET
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:) I posted this in the History forum, but I'll post it here too.

I like the Bedford/St. Martin's edition because it has some introductory information and explanation to help the reader better understand what's going on in the autobiography. It's not the typical autobiography--it's cut up into sections that were written at different times--and I thought the explanation in the introduction helped me to understand the format better.

That said, you can probably find similar information on the internet if you just get a simple, cheap version with just the autobiography inside.