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Mackay, Charles 1814-1889

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Works: 588 works in 2,100 publications in 4 languages and 25,397 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Dictionaries  Reference works  Poetry  History  Bibliography  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Portraits  Songs and music  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Lyricist, Composer, Translator, Librettist, Recipient, Compiler
Classifications: AZ999, 001.9
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Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds by Charles Mackay( Book )

151 editions published between 1841 and 2015 in English and held by 3,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every age has its peculiar folly; some scheme, project, or phantasy into which it plunges, spurred on by the love of gain, the necessity of excitement, or the mere force of imitation," said author Charles Mackay. It was true then in 1841, and it is certainly true now. This informative, funny collection of popular delusions, from Alchemy to Mesmerism, has become a classic--a study of mass manias, crowd behavior, and human folly. The book encompasses a broad range of scams, manias, and deceptions including witch burning and the Great Crusades. Here are the human quirks that created the Mississippi Bubble and Tulipomania--when speculators lost fortunes on a single tulip bulb. Here are the follies and fads that dictated fashion through the ages
Memoirs Of Extraordinary Popular Delusions. Vol. 2 by Charles Mackay( )

16 editions published between 1852 and 2018 in English and held by 2,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a joy to read and remains relevant in the current era of financial boom and bust. Mackay examines animal magnetism, money-mania, tulip-mania, the history of hair and facial hair, haunted houses, and much more. Throughout history, the most extraordinary fashions and trends have been followed unthinkingly, and occasionally this crowd fever has overtaken not only a town but a whole country; in some cases much of western Europe was engulfed simultaneously. The ability of some manias to be so far-reaching, and for common sense and intelligence to abandon such large populations seem incredible, though the book is as thought-provoking now as it was when first published in 1852. Volume 2 examines the fervour of the crusades and of witch trials, both of which engulfed Europe at different times. Explored on a lighter note are haunted houses and a fashion for lady poisoners
The cavalier songs and ballads of England from 1642 to 1684 by Charles Mackay( )

11 editions published between 1863 and 2000 in English and German and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs Of Extraordinary Popular Delusions. Vol. 3 by Charles Mackay( )

4 editions published in 1841 in English and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds by Charles Mackay( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1841, this book is often cited as the best book ever written about market psychology. This edition includes Charles Mackay's account of the three infamous financial manias--John Law's Mississippi Scheme, the South Sea Bubble, and Tulipomania. Between the three of them, these historic episodes confirm that greed and fear have always been the driving forces of financial markets, and, furthermore, that being sensible and clever is no defense against the mesmeric allure of a popular craze with the wind behind it. In writing the history of the great financial manias, Charles Mackay proved himself a master chronicler of social as well as financial history. Blessed with a cast of characters that covered all the vices, gifted a passage of events which was inevitably heading for disaster, and with the benefit of hindsight, he produced a record that is at once a riveting thriller and absorbing historical document.--From publisher description
Life and liberty in America : or, sketches of a tour in the United States and Canada, in 1857-8 by Charles Mackay( Book )

79 editions published between 1859 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds by Charles Mackay( )

100 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a joy to read and remains relevant in the current era of financial boom and bust. Mackay examines animal magnetism, money-mania, tulip-mania, the history of hair and facial hair, the crusades, haunted houses, and much more. Throughout history, the most extraordinary fashions and trends have been followed unthinkingly, and occasionally this crowd fever has overtaken not only a town but a whole country; in some cases much of western Europe was engulfed simultaneously. The ability of some manias to be so far-reaching, and for common sense and intelligence to abandon such large populations seem incredible, though the book is as thought-provoking now as it was when first published in 1852. Brought to life with exquisite engravings and witty commentary, the first volume focusses on the financial bubbles in Europe and the wide-ranging consequences of fashions in hair, prophecies and alchemy
The Mormons; or Latter-day Saints: a contemporary history by Henry Mayhew( )

36 editions published between 1851 and 1971 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youth's companion by Youth's Companion( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the pages of the magazine first published in 1827
A dictionary of Lowland Scotch : with an introductory chapter on the poetry, humour, and literary history of the Scottish language by Charles Mackay( Book )

43 editions published between 1882 and 2013 in English and Scots and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of songs and ballads relative to the London prentices and trades : and to the affairs of London generally during the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries by Charles Mackay( )

25 editions published between 1841 and 1965 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... History of the Mormons; or, Latter-day saints by Henry Mayhew( )

12 editions published between 1852 and 1856 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds by Charles Mackay( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the investment strategies of Bernard Baruch, to Japanese land prices, junk bonds, and the collapse of Baring Securities, the far-reaching influence of Mackay's and de la Vega's revered works remains potent and truly timeless. By juxtaposing Extraordinary Popular Delusions and Confusion de Confusiones, this unique book points up the interesting contrast in their respective conclusions. Mackay believed that "periodic outbreaks of mass hysteria" led to volatile market activity, while de la Vega saw "cunning behind the market's convulsions." Both interpretations are worth examining for their fascinating commentaries on market movement and investment psychology. Viewed from within the context of events of our own time, these classics are must reading for all those seeking a greater understanding of the stock exchange's frequently erratic behavior
Extraordinary popular delusions & the madness of crowds by Charles Mackay( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1841, this classic is a serious but frequently hilarious study of mass madness, crowd psychology, and human folly throughout the ages. Chronicled here are accounts of swindles, schemes, and scams, as well as fads and delusions that have sprung from ideas, beliefs, and causes that still have champions today: the prophecies of Nostradamus, the imminent coming of Judgment Day, the Rosicrucians, and astrology. The book also surveys controversial people and movements of the past: witch burnings, the Crusades, necromancy, Mesmerism, and tulipmania. Here are the human quirks that make stocks and hemlines rise and fall, hairstyles change, and beards sprout. For every reader who has ever been a part of it all--remember McCarthyism and Elvis?--or is just curious about grand-scale madness, schemes, and bamboozlement, here is a book that shows how any age, even ours, is susceptible to mindless hysteria.--From publisher description
A thousand and one gems of English poetry by Charles Mackay( Book )

52 editions published between 1867 and 2012 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions - Volume 3 by Charles Mackay( )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medora Leigh; a history and an autobiography by Charles Mackay( Book )

15 editions published between 1869 and 1973 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The songs of Scotland, a collection of one hundred and ninety songs by J Pittman( )

26 editions published between 1877 and 1927 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The founders of the American republic; a history and biography by Charles Mackay( )

17 editions published between 1885 and 1988 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost beauties of the English language; an appeal to authors, poets, clergymen, and public speakers by Charles Mackay( Book )

23 editions published between 1874 and 2013 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds
Alternative Names
Charles Mackay britisk poet

Charles Mackay Brits dichter (1814-1889)

Charles Mackay brittisk poet

Charles Mackay écrivain britannique

Charles Mackay escriptor britànic

Charles Mackay escritor británico

Charles Mackay giornalista scozzese

Charles Mackay schottischer Dichter

Charles Mackay Suurbritannia kirjanik

Mac Kay, Charles

Mac Kay, Charles 1814-1889

Mackay, C.

Mackay, C. 1814-1889

Mackay, Ch.

Mackay, Ch 1814-1889

Mackay, Charles

MacKay, Charles 1814-1889

Mackay, Chas

Mackay, Chas 1814-1889

Mackay, Chas (Charles), 1814-1889

Mckay, Charles

Mckay, Charles 1814-1889

Маккей, Чарльз

Маккей, Чарльз 1814-1889

Чарльз Маккей шотландский поэт

ชาลส์ มักไค

チャールズ・マッケイ

マッケイ, チャールズ

查爾斯·麥凱 英国作家

Languages
English (690)

Chinese (5)

Scots (2)

German (1)

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Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowdsLife and liberty in America : or, sketches of a tour in the United States and Canada, in 1857-8Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowdsExtraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowdsExtraordinary popular delusions & the madness of crowdsCharles Mackay's Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds a modern-day interpretation of a finance classic. - "A 52 brilliant ideas interpretation"--Cover. - Includes index