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Smiles, Samuel 1812-1904

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Works: 672 works in 3,707 publications in 8 languages and 29,592 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Juvenile works  Fiction  Handbooks and manuals  Reviews  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Inscriber, Honoree
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Self-help; with illustrations of conduct & perseverance by Samuel Smiles( Book )

218 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl J. Martinson collection
The Huguenots : their settlements, churches, and industries in England and Ireland, with an appendix relating to the Huguenots in America by Samuel Smiles( Book )

125 editions published between 1867 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most popular Victorian writers, Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) made his name in 1859 with the original self-improvement manual, Self-Help. His highly successful multi-volume Lives of the Engineers contained biographies of men who had, like him, achieved greatness not through privilege but through hard work. In this 1867 book, Smiles examines the part played in British society and economic life by the Protestants who either left France to escape religious persecution or were expelled after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. The appeal of the topic to Smiles probably lay in the proverbial industry and hard work of these refugees, who arrived penniless but rapidly made their way to prosperity, to social acceptance, and, in only two or three generations, to some of the highest positions in the land. This fascinating work covers the history of the Huguenots and discusses some of their famous descendants
The life of George Stephenson, railway engineer by Samuel Smiles( Book )

93 editions published between 1837 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political and social reformer, Samuel Smiles (1812–1904) was also a noted biographer in the Victorian period, paying particular attention to engineers. His first biography was of George Stephenson (1781–1848), whom he met at the opening of the North Midland Railway in 1840. After Stephenson died, Smiles wrote a memoir of him for Eliza Cook's Journal. With the permission of Stephenson's son, Robert, this evolved into the first full biography of the great engineer, published in 1857 and reissued here in its revised third edition. This detailed and lively account of Stephenson's life, which proved very popular, charts his education and youth, his crucial contribution to the development of Britain's railways, and his relationships with many notables of the Victorian world. It remains of interest to the general reader as well as historians of engineering, transport and business
A publisher and his friends. Memoir and correspondence of the late John Murray, with an account of the origin and progress of the house, 1768-1843 by Samuel Smiles( Book )

53 editions published between 1891 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume account of the life and friendships of the publisher John Murray (1778-1843), told largely through his voluminous correspondence, was published in 1891 by Samuel Smiles (1812-1904), whose Lives of the Engineers, Self-Help, and other works are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. Murray was only fifteen when his father, the founder of the famous firm, died, but after a period of apprenticeship he took sole control of the business, becoming the friend as well as the publisher of a range of the most important writers of the first half of the nineteenth century, in both literature and science. Perhaps his most famous author was Lord Byron, whose memoir of his own life, considered unpublishable, was burned in the fireplace at Murray's office in Albemarle Street, London. Volume 1 commences with the beginnings of the firm in Scotland, and takes the story up to 1818. Volume 2 describes innovations including the famous travel guides, and ends with an assessment of Murray's publishing career
Thrift by Samuel Smiles( Book )

148 editions published between 1875 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La diligence et l'économie". Il s'agit d'un ouvrage dû à Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) qui traite des façons de développer l'économie, aussi bien familiale que nationale, des façons d'épargner ... Une courte biographie de S. Smiles est livrée en début d'ouvrage
Life of a Scotch naturalist : Thomas Edward, associate of the Linnaean society by Samuel Smiles( Book )

83 editions published between 1876 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duty : with illustrations of courage, patience and endurance by Samuel Smiles( Book )

93 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl J. Martinson collection
James Nasmyth engineer; an autobiography by James Nasmyth( Book )

38 editions published between 1883 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a digitally printed version of the 1883 autobiography of James Nasmyth, the Scottish scientist and inventor who is remembered for his contributions to the the machine tool industry and his invention of the steam hammer
Self-help : with illustrations of character and conduct by Samuel Smiles( Book )

101 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most popular and prolific writers during the Victorian age, Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) emphasised individual responsibility in the pursuit of personal and social improvement. Among other titles, his acclaimed Lives of the Engineers (1861-2) and insightful Autobiography (1905) are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. He is best known, however, for the present work. First published in 1859, it sold 20,000 copies in its first year, more than a quarter of a million by 1905, and was widely translated. Using hundreds of biographical examples, ranging from George Stephenson to Josiah Wedgwood, Smiles champions the virtues of hard work, perseverance and character in achieving success. While these values appealed to a large readership in the book's heyday, later critics saw the work as promoting a form of selfish materialism. However interpreted, this remains a crucial text for those fascinated by the Victorian drive for self-improvement
Lives of Boulton and Watt : principally from the original Soho mss. Comprising also a history of the invention and introduction of the steam engine by Samuel Smiles( Book )

34 editions published between 1865 and 2000 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief biographies by Samuel Smiles( Book )

30 editions published between 1861 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasmin, barber, poet, philanthropist by Samuel Smiles( Book )

33 editions published between 1891 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-help: the art of achievement, illustrated by accounts of the lives of great men by Samuel Smiles( Book )

10 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Smiles's self-help : a 52 brilliant ideas interpretation by Steve Shipside( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-Help is often viewed as the precursor of today's motivational and self-help literature. Here, Samuel Smiles's text is interpreted for the modern day world. Steve Shipside illustrates the timeless nature of Smiles's insights by bringing them to life through modern business, socio and political case studies. This brilliant interpretation of Samuel Smiles's Self-Help is an entertaining accompaniment to one of the most famous books on self-improvement ever written
Autobiography of Samuel Smiles by Samuel Smiles( Book )

6 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Thomas Telford, civil engineer by Samuel Smiles( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and work of Samuel Smiles, L.L.D. : with portraits, extracts, & thrift supplement by T. B Green( Book )

1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Samuel Smiles and his surroundings by Aileen Smiles( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The autobiography of Samuel Smiles, LL. D by Samuel Smiles( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most popular Victorian writers, Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) made his name in 1859 with the original self-improvement manual Self-Help. His highly successful multi-volume Lives of the Engineers (also reissued in this series) contained biographies of men who had, like him, achieved greatness not through privilege but through hard work. Left incomplete at his death, edited by the social theorist Thomas Mackay (1849-1912) and first published in 1905, his autobiography opens with a vivid description of the Scottish garrison town of his birth during the Napoleonic wars. In his later years he was a vocal supporter of state education, and the value of education was a constant theme throughout his life. He remembers his schooldays here with clarity, writing that 'a good education is equivalent to a good fortune'. Straightforward and unpretentious, this book will be of interest to historians and readers fascinated by the Victorian drive for self-improvement
 
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The Huguenots : their settlements, churches, and industries in England and Ireland, with an appendix relating to the Huguenots in America
Alternative Names
Forfatter:Samuel Smiles britisk skribent

Samiuelis Smailsas

Sāmiyuyel Smaiyals 1812-1904

Samuel Smiles britisk skribent

Samuel Smiles Brits schrijver (1812-1904)

Samuel Smiles brittisk författare

Samuel Smiles englischer Moralschriftsteller

Samuel Smiles scrittore, giornalista e politico scozzese

Smail's, Samuel.

Smāilsa, Sēmuēla

Smāilsa, Sēmuēla 1812-1904

Smailsas, Samuel 1812-1904

Smailss, Z. 1812-1904

Smailss, Z. (Zamuels), 1812-1904

Smaiyals, Sāmiyuyel 1812-1904

Smajls, S.

Smajlʹs, Samuil 1812-1904

Smayls, Samuēl 1812-1904

Smiles, Sam

Smiles, Samuel

Sumairusu

Sumairusu, Samyuru

Смайлс С

Смайлс, С 1812-1904

Смайлс, С. (Сэмюел), 1812-1904

Смайлс, Самуэль 1812-1904

Смайлс, Сэмюел 1812-1904

Смайлс, Сэмюэл шотландский писатель и реформатор

Смайльс С

Смайльс, С 1812-1904

Смайльс, Самуил 1812-1904

Смайльс, Самуэль 1812-1904

Смайльс, Самюэль 1812-1904

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ساموئل اسمایلز نویسنده بریتانیایی

سمايلز، صموئيل، 1812-1904

سميلز، صموئيل

سميلز، صموئيل، 1812-1904

صموئيل صميلز، 1812-1904

صميلز، صموئيل

სმაილსი, სამეულ.

새무얼 스마일즈

스마일스, S. 1812-1904

스마일스, 새뮤얼 1812-1904

스마일즈, 사무엘 1812-1904

스마일즈, 사뮤엘 1812-1904

스마일즈, 새무얼 1812-1904

스마일즈, 새무엘 1812-1904

스마일즈, 새뮤얼 1812-1904

스마일즈, 샤무엘 1812-1904

サミュエル・スマイルズ

スマイルス

スマイルズ, サミュエル

スマイルス, サミュール

撒無留斯, 美留

斯邁爾斯

斯迈尓斯, 塞缪尓

須邁爾斯

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The Huguenots : their settlements, churches, and industries in England and Ireland, with an appendix relating to the Huguenots in AmericaThe life of George Stephenson, railway engineerA publisher and his friends. Memoir and correspondence of the late John Murray, with an account of the origin and progress of the house, 1768-1843James Nasmyth engineer; an autobiographySelf-help : with illustrations of character and conductSamuel Smiles's self-help : a 52 brilliant ideas interpretationThe autobiography of Samuel Smiles, LL. D