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How many books did Benjamin Franklin write?


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March 29, 2017 7:29PM

Franklin loved to read, but with only 2 years of school he had to teach himself to write. He found stories he liked and rewrote them from memory. Others became poetry and then turned into stories. When he was 16 he wrote 14 letters to his brothers newspaper and they were published. He used the pen name Silence Dogood. In 1732 he wrote his Poor Richards almanac and it was an immediate success. For the next 26 years one was published and sold 10,000 copies every year. He wrote many things in his life including articles for his newspaper and an autobiography and a book called The Way to Wealth in 1757. Between 1765-1775 he wrote 126 newspaper stories.