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Self Help With Illustrations of Conduct and Perseverance

Samuel Jr. Smiles

Published by Obscure Press
ISBN 10: 1443739731 / ISBN 13: 9781443739733
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Title: Self Help With Illustrations of Conduct and ...

Publisher: Obscure Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Hardcover

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Hardcover. 328 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.6in. x 1.1in.Originally published in 1908. Author: Samuel Smiles, Ll. D. Language: English Keywords: Philosophy Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781443739733

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Synopsis: Originally published in 1908. Author: Samuel Smiles, Ll.D. Language: English Keywords: Philosophy Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

From the Back Cover: Who better to take inspirational advice from than a man named Smiles? But unlike the feel-good cheerleading that the term "self-help" says to us today, to Smiles it might well have been synonymous with "hard work." For this 1859 volume is dedicated to "stimulat[ing] youths to apply themselves diligently to right pursuits,--sparing neither labour, pains, nor self-denial in prosecuting them--and to rely upon their own efforts in life."

Though the author himself admits his lessons are "old-fashioned but wholesome," he nevertheless delivers stern but well-intentioned lectures on such commonsense concepts as the importance of learning from failure, how work is the best teacher, and the value of thrift, gentility, and honesty, all peppered with examples of such noble industry from the lives of writers, scientists, artists, inventors, educators, philanthropists, missionaries, and--gulp!--martyrs. It's as if all paternal wisdom had been reduced to a single book.

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