Why did the Autobiography of Ben Franklin appeal to the American public?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
It appealed for one because he was such a prominent figure, but also it's a story of someone rising from a family (I believe of ten) and relatively poverty/lower middle class into wealth and privilege. There were also a lot of moral lessons in the Autobiography that resonated with the American public - chiefly improving oneself through hard work. Those types of biographies/books were very popular... Pilgrim's Progress was one of the most successful books at the time and dealt with some of the same things.
- jethro_derwoodLv 51 decade ago
He was American.