The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, is considered one of the most famous and influential examples of autobiography ever written. In the heart of the work, Franklin wrote of his "bold and arduous Project of arriving at Perfection" when he was a young man. He prepared a list of thirteen virtues he wished to perfect in himself, and created a chart in which to keep track of his shortcomings. Among Franklin's list of virtues were personal traits (frugality, moderation, tranquility) and social traits (sincerity, justice, humility). Franklin strayed from the virtuous path on many occasions, and discovered perfection was an impossible thing to achieve, but felt a better man for the effort.
Includes a paperback companion to Benjamin Franklin's Book of Virtues, this little journal provides a place to record your own efforts in becoming a better and more virtuous person.
Sizes: (approx) 4.25" x 6.75" Hardback; 6" x 4" Paperback