by Samuel Smiles


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This edition of Self-Help with illustrations of Conduct and Perseverance by Samuel Smiles is given by Ashed Phoenix - Million Book Edition

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ISBN-13: 9780368263422
Publisher: Blurb
Publication date: 05/01/2020
Pages: 178
Sales rank: 205,295
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

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.

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