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Self-help, with illustrations of character, conduct, and perseverance

Author: Samuel Smiles; Peter W Sinnema
Publisher: Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
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"A best-seller on first publication in 1859, Self-Help propelled its author to fame and rapidly became on of Victorian Britain's most important statements on the allied virtues of hard work, thrift, and perseverance. Interpreted by some as a paean to personal avarice, Smiles's most celebrated book is in fact a practical and engaging tribute to the working-and lower-middle classes, in whom he identified the capacity  Read more...
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Smiles, Samuel, 1812-1904.
Self-help, with illustrations of character, conduct, and perseverance.
Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)609276096
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Smiles; Peter W Sinnema
ISBN: 0192801767 9780192801760 9780199552450 0199552452
OCLC Number: 50403771
Description: xxxviii, 387 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: I. Self-Help --
National and Individual --
II. Leaders of Industry --
Inventors and Producers --
III. Three Great Potters --
Palissy, Bottgher, Wedgwood --
IV. Application and Perseverance --
V. Helps and Opportunities --
Scientific Pursuits --
VI. Workers in Art --
VII. Industry and the Peerage --
VIII. Energy and Courage --
IX. Men of Business --
X. Money --
Its Use and Abuse --
XI. Self-Culture --
Facilities and Difficulties --
XII. Example --
Models --
XIII. Character --
the True Gentleman.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Samuel Smiles ; edited with an introduction and notes by Peter W. Sinnema.
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A bestseller in 1859, Self-Help became one of Victorian Britain's most important statements on the allied virtues of hard work, thrift, and perseverance. Smiles's book is the precursor of today's  Read more...

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