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Self - Help ; with illustrations of Conduct and Perseverance

£9.99

Product description

Samuel Smiles (23 December 1812 – 16 April 1904), was a Scottish author and government reformer who campaigned on a Chartist platform. But he concluded that more progress would come from new attitudes than from new laws. His masterpiece, Self-Help (1859), promoted thrift and claimed that poverty was caused largely by irresponsible habits, while also attacking materialism and laissez-faire government. It has been called "the bible of mid-Victorian liberalism", and it raised Smiles to celebrity status almost overnight.
No dust jacket. Green embossed hard cover with gilt lettering, somewhat worn and bumped around the corners, spine and edges. End papers are good, pages are good, slightly roughly cut on the top and side edges.

Item details

Author(s):
Samuel Smiles
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1881
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
415
Publisher:
John Murray

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About this item

Samuel Smiles (23 December 1812 – 16 April 1904), was a Scottish author and government reformer who campaigned on a Chartist platform. But he concluded that more progress would come from new attitudes than from new laws. His masterpiece, Self-Help (1859), promoted thrift and claimed that poverty was caused largely by irresponsible habits, while also attacking materialism and laissez-faire government. It has been called "the bible of mid-Victorian liberalism", and it raised Smiles to celebrity status almost overnight.
No dust jacket. Green embossed hard cover with gilt lettering, somewhat worn and bumped around the corners, spine and edges. End papers are good, pages are good, slightly roughly cut on the top and side edges.

Author(s):
Samuel Smiles
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1881
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
415
Publisher:
John Murray

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