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Smiles, Samuel 1812-1904

Overview
Works: 518 works in 3,346 publications in 27 languages and 25,387 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Church history  Records and correspondence  Handbooks and manuals  Reviews  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Inscriber, Honoree
Classifications: T39, 926.2
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Self-help; with illustrations of conduct & perseverance by Samuel Smiles( Book )

222 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl J. Martinson collection
Character by Samuel Smiles( Book )

330 editions published between 1871 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 920 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 )

117 editions published between 1867 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 873 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 and of his son Robert Stephenson; comprising also a history of the invention and introduction of the railway locomotive by Samuel Smiles( Book )

137 editions published between 1837 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally published in 1881, this is the definitive biography of George Stephenson, written by the acknowledged master of industrial archaeology and biography"--Amazon.com, viewed September 12, 2013
Lives of the engineers by Samuel Smiles( Book )

69 editions published between 1861 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial biography: iron workers and tool makers by Samuel Smiles( Book )

94 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
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 )

47 editions published between 1891 and 2014 in English and German and held by 515 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
Duty : with illustrations of courage, patience and endurance by Samuel Smiles( Book )

163 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl J. Martinson collection
Thrift by Samuel Smiles( Book )

148 editions published between 1875 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 493 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
Josiah Wedgwood, F.R.S., his personal history by Samuel Smiles( Book )

41 editions published between 1894 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

83 editions published between 1876 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-help by Samuel Smiles( Book )

216 editions published between 1327 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Huguenots in France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes : with a visit to the country of the Vaudois by Samuel Smiles( Book )

60 editions published between 1873 and 2014 in English and French and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men of invention and industry by Samuel Smiles( Book )

57 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 359 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 )

36 editions published between 1883 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 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
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 )

46 editions published between 1865 and 2007 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-help with illustrations of character and conduct by Samuel Smiles( Book )

93 editions published between 1859 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-Help was a book published in 1859 by Samuel Smiles. It has been called "the bible of mid-Victorian liberalism". It sold 20,000 copies within one year of its publication. By the time of Smiles' death in 1904 it had sold over a quarter of a million. Self-Help elevated Smiles to celebrity status: almost overnight, he became a leading pundit and much-consulted guru. When an English visitor to the Khedive's palace in Egypt asked where the mottoes on the palace's walls originated, he was given the reply: "They are principally from Smeelis, you ought to know Smeelis! They are from
Jasmin, barber, poet, philanthropist by Samuel Smiles( Book )

28 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Thomas Telford, civil engineer. With an introductory history of roads and travelling in Great Britain by Samuel Smiles( Book )

20 editions published between 1867 and 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Huguenots : their settlements, churches, and industries in England and Ireland, with an appendix relating to the Huguenots in America
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Smāilsa, Sēmuēla 1812-1904

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Smailss, Z. (Zamuels), 1812-1904

Smaiyals, Sāmiyuyel 1812-1904

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Smiles, Samuel

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Смайлс, С 1812-1904

Смайлс, С. (Сэмюел), 1812-1904

Смайлс, Самуэль 1812-1904

Смайлс, Сэмюел 1812-1904

Смайлс, Сэмюэл шотландский писатель и реформатор

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CharacterThe Huguenots : their settlements, churches, and industries in England and Ireland, with an appendix relating to the Huguenots in AmericaThe life of George Stephenson and of his son Robert Stephenson; comprising also a history of the invention and introduction of the railway locomotiveIndustrial biography: iron workers and tool makersA publisher and his friends. Memoir and correspondence of the late John Murray, with an account of the origin and progress of the house, 1768-1843Self-helpThe Huguenots in France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes : with a visit to the country of the VaudoisMen of invention and industry