Self Help; with Illustrations of Conduct and Perseverance


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Self-Help is the book that gave its name to the whole genre of literature known by that name. It is full of profiles of individuals who, through hard work, perseverance, and taking advantage of every opportunity that came their way, succeeded. At the same time, it discourages greed and promotes charity and philanthropy. It has been called "the bible of mid-Victorian liberalism", and it raised Smiles to celebrity status almost overnight. (Summary by TriciaG) (15 hr 4 min)

Chapters

Preface and Introduction 14:14 Read by Wayne Cooke
Ch I. Self-Help—National and Individual, Part 1 30:10 Read by Micfairy252
Ch I. Self-Help—National and Individual, Part 2 31:21 Read by Micfairy252
Ch II. Leaders of Industry—Inventors and Producers, Part 1 31:13 Read by WilkieMills
Ch II. Leaders of Industry—Inventors and Producers, Part 2 30:38 Read by WilkieMills
Ch II. Leaders of Industry—Inventors and Producers, Part 3 35:09 Read by Hopeforce1
Ch III. The Great Potters—Palissy, Böttgher, Wedgwood, Part 1 26:45 Read by mleigh
Ch III. The Great Potters—Palissy, Böttgher, Wedgwood, Part 2 26:58 Read by mleigh
Ch IV. Application and Perseverance, Part 1 21:10 Read by Colleen McMahon
Ch IV. Application and Perseverance, Part 2 26:57 Read by Colleen McMahon
Ch V. Helps and Opportunities—Scientific Pursuits, Part 1 28:40 Read by Adrian Stephens
Ch V. Helps and Opportunities—Scientific Pursuits, Part 2 32:17 Read by Wilma Magastino
Ch V. Helps and Opportunities—Scientific Pursuits, Part 3 28:18 Read by Adrian Stephens
Ch VI. Workers in Art, Part 1 22:29 Read by Owlivia
Ch VI. Workers in Art, Part 2 28:22 Read by Sonrisa Jones
Ch VI. Workers in Art, Part 3 22:55 Read by Cordelia Glende
Ch VI. Workers in Art, Part 4 24:41 Read by Sonrisa Jones
Ch VII. Industry and the Peerage, Part 1 21:06 Read by Alix Grace
Ch VII. Industry and the Peerage, Part 2 19:57 Read by Alix Grace
Ch VIII. Energy and Courage, Part 1 31:33 Read by jonah45
Ch VIII. Energy and Courage, Part 2 22:51 Read by Sonrisa Jones
Ch VIII. Energy and Courage, Part 3 17:26 Read by JaneGrey17
Ch VIII. Energy and Courage, Part 4 17:20 Read by JaneGrey17
Ch IX. Men of Business, Part 1 27:04 Read by Owlivia
Ch IX. Men of Business, Part 2 31:20 Read by drwebber
Ch X. Money—Its Use and Abuse, Part 1 28:20 Read by Wayne Cooke
Ch X. Money—Its Use and Abuse, Part 2 29:06 Read by Wayne Cooke
Ch XI. Self-Culture—Facilities and Difficulties, Part 1 24:28 Read by dqtcat
Ch XI. Self-Culture—Facilities and Difficulties, Part 2 23:03 Read by dqtcat
Ch XI. Self-Culture—Facilities and Difficulties, Part 3 22:11 Read by dqtcat
Ch XI. Self-Culture—Facilities and Difficulties, Part 4 21:30 Read by dqtcat
Ch XII. Example—Models, Part 1 25:54 Read by Wayne Cooke
Ch XII. Example—Models, Part 2 16:23 Read by Wayne Cooke
Ch XIII. Character—The True Gentleman, Part 1 31:55 Read by Wayne Cooke
Ch XIII. Character—The True Gentleman, Part 2 30:32 Read by Wayne Cooke