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Samuel Smiles, Self Help; with Illustrations of Character and Conduct [1859]

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Samuel Smiles, Self Help; with Illustrations of Character and Conduct (Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863). http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/297

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An early Victorian self-help book for ordinary people – Smiles combines Victorian morality with sound free market ideas into moral tales showing the benefits of thrift, hard work, education, perseverance, and a sound moral character. He drew upon the personal success stories of the emerging self-made millionaires in the pottery industry (Josiah Wedgwood), the railway industry (Watt and Stephenson), and the weaving industry (Jacquard) to make his point that the benefits of the market were open to anyone.

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The text is in the public domain.

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