Self-Help by Samuel Smiles (web publication)

A condensed version of the 19th-century classic

First published in 1859, Self-Help is an inspiring account of the challenges overcome by the heroes of the Industrial Revolution. Samuel Smiles identifies the key character traits that lead to success and recommends their adoption by those seeking to improve themselves.

Expertly condensed by David Moller, this version manages to retain the richness and humour of Smiles' writing style, while achieving a brevity that will be welcomed by modern readers. It is of interest both to students of nineteenth-century history and those wishing to find inspiration from the great entrepreneurs of the past.

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