Questions tagged [benjamin-franklin]

Questions about the works of the American polymath Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790) and his life as a writer. His writings include 'Poor Richard's Almanack', 'The Way to Wealth' (1758) and 'The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin'.

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Did Benjamin Franklin mix up his friends?

In Chapter Two of his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin discusses a trick he and one of his friends played on the rest of their group, wherein Franklin pretended to be the author of his friend's poem. ...