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Synopsis: This little 'prosperity consciousness' book has been cited by the author of the bestselling The Secret as a primary source. Fairly typical of the period literature on this belief system, it remains to be seen whether the modern version of this has anything new to say which hasn't been said here, and in many other books. (Quote from sacred-texts.com)

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Wallace Delois Wattles (1860 - 1911)
Wallace Delois Wattles (1860 - 1911) was an American author. A pioneer success writer, he remains personally somewhat obscure, but his writing has been widely popular in the New Thought and self-help movements.

Wattles' best known work is a 1910 book called The Science of Getting Rich in which he explained how to become wealthy. He claimed to have personally "tested" the principles he described and they apparently worked, for although he had lived most of his life in poverty, in his later years he was a prosperous man.

What little is known about Wattles' life comes from the text of a letter his daughter Florence wrote after his death to the New Thought author Elizabeth Towne. (Towne was the editor of the secular New Thought magazine Nautilus and had published many articles by Wattles from the magazine's founding in 1898 until Wattles' death in 1911.) From Florence's letter, one learns that Wattles was born in the United States shortly before the American Civil War, experienced much failure in his earlier years, and later in life began to study the various religious beliefs and philosophies of the world, including those of Descartes, Spinoza, Gottfried Leibniz, Schopenhauer, Hegel, Swedenborg, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and others.

The most direct influence on Wattles' thinking, outside of the books he read, came in 1896 in Chicago, when

From the Publisher: This classic Wallace D. Wattles title has often been compared to Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, and many believe they act as excellent companion titles. Individuals who have read books by Robert Allen, Suze Orman or David Bach will find often find this title to as well be of interest.

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