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Smiles, Samuel 1812-1904

Overview
Works: 673 works in 3,707 publications in 12 languages and 29,633 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Juvenile works  Fiction  Handbooks and manuals  Reviews  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Inscriber, Honoree
Classifications: TA139, B
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Self-help; with illustrations of conduct & perseverance by Samuel Smiles( Book )

216 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 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
Industrial biography: iron workers and tool makers by Samuel Smiles( Book )

103 editions published between 1863 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following from the author's 'Lives of the Engineers', this accessible work presents the lives of many celebrated inventors, mechanics, and iron-workers - the founders in great measure of the modern industry of Britain
Character by Samuel Smiles( Book )

191 editions published between 1871 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl J. Martinson collection
The life of George Stephenson, railway engineer by Samuel Smiles( Book )

91 editions published between 1837 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography discusses the life of George Stephenson. He improved on the earlier steam-powered locomotive designs by using flanged-wheel adhesion on his locomotive, the Blücher. He also built the Locomotion, the train of choice on the Stockton and Darlington Railway. That railway was the first public steam railway in the world and had considerable influence on the wide-spread use of trains. His train Rocket won the Rainhill Trials, a competition for locomotions of the time. He continued to make larger, better-running trains throughout his life
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 )

50 editions published between 1891 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 525 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 )

152 editions published between 1875 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 512 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
Lives of the engineers: with an account of their principal works comprising, also, a history of inland communication in Britain by Samuel Smiles( Book )

38 editions published between 1861 and 1972 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political and social reformer, Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) was also a noted biographer in the Victorian period. Following the engineer's death in 1848, Smiles published his highly successful Life of George Stephenson in 1857 (also reissued in this series). His interest in engineering evolved and he began working on biographies of Britain's most notable engineers from the Roman to the Victorian era. Originally published in three volumes between 1861 and 1862, this work contains detailed and lively accounts of the educations, careers and pioneering work of seven of Britain's most accomplished engineers. These volumes stand as a remarkable undertaking, advancing not only the genre, but also the author's belief in what hard work could achieve. Volume 3 includes a revised version of Smiles's biography of George Stephenson (1781-1848), as well as a biography of his equally famous son, Robert (1803-59)
Josiah Wedgwood, F.R.S., his personal history by Samuel Smiles( Book )

42 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of a Scotch naturalist : Thomas Edward, associate of the Linnaean society by Samuel Smiles( Book )

82 editions published between 1876 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Lives of the engineers, with an account of their principal works by Samuel Smiles( Book )

6 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

94 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl J. Martinson collection
Men of invention and industry by Samuel Smiles( Book )

67 editions published between 1884 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smiles continues his memoirs of men of invention and industry, following the previous titles 'Lives of Engineers', 'Industrial Biography' and 'Self-help'
James Nasmyth engineer; an autobiography by James Nasmyth( Book )

38 editions published between 1883 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 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
Robert Dick, baker, of Thurso, geologist and botanist by Samuel Smiles( Book )

28 editions published between 1878 and 2010 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 314 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 )

35 editions published between 1865 and 2000 in English and held by 282 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 161 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
 
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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
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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

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سمايلز، صموئيل، 1812-1904

سميلز، صموئيل

سميلز، صموئيل، 1812-1904

صموئيل صميلز، 1812-1904

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새무얼 스마일즈

스마일스 1812-1904

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 AmericaIndustrial biography: iron workers and tool makersCharacterThe 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, 1768-1843Men of invention and industryJames Nasmyth engineer; an autobiographySelf-help : with illustrations of character and conductSamuel Smiles's self-help : a 52 brilliant ideas interpretation