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Mackay, Charles 1814-1889

Overview
Works: 576 works in 1,778 publications in 3 languages and 21,085 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Reference works  Poetry  Bibliography  Portraits  Music  Controversial literature  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Lyricist, Compiler, Composer, Librettist, Translator, Recipient, Contributor
Classifications: AZ999, 001.96
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Most widely held works by Charles Mackay
Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds by Charles Mackay( Book )

128 editions published between 1841 and 2007 in English and held by 2,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every age has its peculiar folly; some scheme, project, or phantasy into which it plunges, spurred on by the love of gain, the necessity of excitement, or the mere force of imitation," said author Charles Mackay. It was true then in 1841, and it is certainly true now. This informative, funny collection of popular delusions, from Alchemy to Mesmerism, has become a classic--a study of mass manias, crowd behavior, and human folly. The book encompasses a broad range of scams, manias, and deceptions including witch burning and the Great Crusades. Here are the human quirks that created the Mississippi Bubble and Tulipomania--when speculators lost fortunes on a single tulip bulb. Here are the follies and fads that dictated fashion through the ages
Life and liberty in America : or, sketches of a tour in the United States and Canada, in 1857-8 by Charles Mackay( Book )

69 editions published between 1859 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds by Charles Mackay( Book )

71 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Mackay's Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, published in 1841, is the history of popular folly in three parts: ""National Delusions"", ""Peculiar Follies"", and ""Philosophical Delusions"". These break down into: economic bubbles, alchemy, crusades, witch-hunts, prophecies, fortune-telling, magnetisers (the influence of one''s imagination in curing disease), shape of a person''s hair or beard (in its influence on politics and religion), murder by poisoning, haunted houses, collective foolishness of great cities, popular admiration of great thieves
A dictionary of Lowland Scotch : with an introductory chapter on the poetry, humour, and literary history of the Scottish language by Charles Mackay( Book )

40 editions published between 1888 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds by Charles Mackay( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extraordinary popular delusions & the madness of crowds by Charles Mackay( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1841, this classic is a serious but frequently hilarious study of mass madness, crowd psychology, and human folly throughout the ages. Chronicled here are accounts of swindles, schemes, and scams, as well as fads and delusions that have sprung from ideas, beliefs, and causes that still have champions today: the prophecies of Nostradamus, the imminent coming of Judgment Day, the Rosicrucians, and astrology. The book also surveys controversial people and movements of the past: witch burnings, the Crusades, necromancy, Mesmerism, and tulipmania. Here are the human quirks that make stocks and hemlines rise and fall, hairstyles change, and beards sprout. For every reader who has ever been a part of it all--remember McCarthyism and Elvis?--or is just curious about grand-scale madness, schemes, and bamboozlement, here is a book that shows how any age, even ours, is susceptible to mindless hysteria.--From publisher description
The Mormons; or Latter-day Saints: a contemporary history by Henry Mayhew( Book )

32 editions published between 1851 and 1971 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost beauties of the English language by Charles Mackay( Book )

31 editions published between 1874 and 1987 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medora Leigh; a history and an autobiography by Charles Mackay( Book )

15 editions published between 1869 and 1973 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thousand and one gems of English poetry by Charles Mackay( Book )

48 editions published between 1867 and 1997 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The songs of Scotland, a collection of one hundred and ninety songs by J Pittman( )

14 editions published between 1877 and 1883 in 3 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of songs and ballads relative to the London prentices and trades and to the affairs of London generally during the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries by Charles Mackay( Book )

12 editions published between 1841 and 1965 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices from the mountains and from the crowd by Charles Mackay( Book )

16 editions published between 1847 and 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds by Charles Mackay( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1841, this book is often cited as the best book ever written about market psychology. This edition includes Charles Mackay's account of the three infamous financial manias--John Law's Mississippi Scheme, the South Sea Bubble, and Tulipomania. Between the three of them, these historic episodes confirm that greed and fear have always been the driving forces of financial markets, and, furthermore, that being sensible and clever is no defense against the mesmeric allure of a popular craze with the wind behind it. In writing the history of the great financial manias, Charles Mackay proved himself a master chronicler of social as well as financial history. Blessed with a cast of characters that covered all the vices, gifted a passage of events which was inevitably heading for disaster, and with the benefit of hindsight, he produced a record that is at once a riveting thriller and absorbing historical document.--From publisher description
The cavalier songs and ballads of England from 1642 to 1684 by Charles Mackay( Book )

10 editions published in 1863 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Thames and its tributaries: or, Rambles among the rivers by Charles Mackay( Book )

5 editions published in 1840 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... History of the Mormons; or, Latter-day saints by Henry Mayhew( Book )

11 editions published between 1852 and 1856 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's a land : song by Frances Allitsen( )

11 editions published between 1901 and 1924 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egeria : or, the spirit of nature, and other poems by Charles Mackay( Book )

11 editions published between 1845 and 1861 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds
Alternative Names
Charles Mackay britisk poet

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Mackay, C. 1814-1889

Mackay, Ch 1814-1889

Mackay, Charles

MacKay, Charles 1814-1889

Mackay, Chas 1814-1889

Mackay, Chas (Charles), 1814-1889

Mckay, Charles 1814-1889

Маккей, Чарльз

Маккей, Чарльз 1814-1889

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チャールズ・マッケイ

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Languages
English (593)

German (4)

Scots (2)

Covers
Life and liberty in America : or, sketches of a tour in the United States and Canada, in 1857-8Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowdsExtraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowdsExtraordinary popular delusions & the madness of crowdsExtraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowdsCharles Mackay's extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds : a modern-day interpretation of a finance classic