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Mackay, Charles 1814-1889

Overview
Works: 541 works in 1,427 publications in 2 languages and 20,197 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Dictionaries  Poetry  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Controversial literature 
Roles: Editor, Lyricist, Compiler, Librettist, Composer, Translator, Recipient, Contributor
Classifications: AZ999, 001.9
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Most widely held works by Charles Mackay
Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds by Charles Mackay ( Book )
85 editions published between 1841 and 2002 in English and held by 3,715 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
Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions by Charles Mackay ( )
5 editions published between 1841 and 1996 in English and held by 2,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cavalier songs and ballads of England from 1642 to 1684 by Charles Mackay ( )
7 editions published in 1863 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions by Charles Mackay ( )
5 editions published in 1841 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life and liberty in America : or, sketches of a tour in the United States and Canada, in 1857-8 by Charles Mackay ( Book )
63 editions published between 1859 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds by Charles Mackay ( )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 936 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
Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds by Charles Mackay ( Book )
45 editions published between 1800 and 2009 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mormons; or Latter-day Saints: a contemporary history by Henry Mayhew ( )
22 editions published between 1851 and 1971 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dictionary of Lowland Scotch : with an introductory chapter on the poetry, humour, and literary history of the Scottish language by Charles Mackay ( Book )
25 editions published between 1888 and 1981 in English and Scots and held by 339 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 ( )
13 editions published between 1841 and 1965 in English and held by 292 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 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extraordinary popular delusions & the madness of crowds by Charles Mackay ( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 273 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
History of the Mormons or Latter-Day Saints with memoirs of the life and death of Joseph Smith, the "American Mahomet" by Henry Mayhew ( )
11 editions published between 1852 and 1856 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lost beauties of the English language by Charles Mackay ( Book )
24 editions published between 1874 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medora Leigh; a history and an autobiography by Charles Mackay ( Book )
11 editions published between 1869 and 1973 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A thousand and one gems of English poetry by Charles Mackay ( Book )
29 editions published between 1867 and 1997 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The songs of Scotland, a collection of one hundred and ninety songs by J Pittman ( )
10 editions published between 1877 and 1883 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poetical works of Charles Mackay now for the first time collected ; complete in one volume by Charles Mackay ( Book )
7 editions published in 1876 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions by Charles Mackay ( Book )
19 editions published between 1841 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 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
Forty years' recollections of life, literature, and public affairs. From 1830 to 1870 by Charles Mackay ( Book )
7 editions published between 1877 and 1972 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Mac Kay, Charles 1814-1889
Mackay, C. 1814-1889
Mackay, Ch 1814-1889
Mackay, Charles
MacKay, Charles 1814-1889
Mackay, Chas 1814-1889
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Маккей, Чарльз 1814-1889
マッケイ, チャールズ
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English (431)
Scots (2)
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