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Happy Homes and the Hearts that Make Them: Or Thrifty People and why They Thrive-logo

Happy Homes and the Hearts that Make Them: Or Thrifty People and why They Thrive

Samuel Smiles

Samuel Smiles was a Scottish author and government reformer, but he concluded that more progress would come from new attitudes than from new laws. He wrote popular articles and books on his theories; ways people could help themselves overcome their problems. His book "Self-Help" brought him to celebrity status: almost overnight, he became a leading pundit and much-consulted guru. "Happy Homes" focuses on ways and reasons to be thrifty, how to find happiness in life, the opposite sex and work. What's particularly striking about this book is its clear-headed 19th Century advice for "improvement" and cultural stability, etc., combined with the entrenched and historic sexism of a paternalistic society. “Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.”? Samuel Smiles, Happy Homes and the Hearts That Make Them - Summary by John Greenman and Wikipedia

Samuel Smiles was a Scottish author and government reformer, but he concluded that more progress would come from new attitudes than from new laws. He wrote popular articles and books on his theories; ways people could help themselves overcome their problems. His book "Self-Help" brought him to celebrity status: almost overnight, he became a leading pundit and much-consulted guru. "Happy Homes" focuses on ways and reasons to be thrifty, how to find happiness in life, the opposite sex and work. What's particularly striking about this book is its clear-headed 19th Century advice for "improvement" and cultural stability, etc., combined with the entrenched and historic sexism of a paternalistic society. “Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.”? Samuel Smiles, Happy Homes and the Hearts That Make Them - Summary by John Greenman and Wikipedia
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Samuel Smiles was a Scottish author and government reformer, but he concluded that more progress would come from new attitudes than from new laws. He wrote popular articles and books on his theories; ways people could help themselves overcome their problems. His book "Self-Help" brought him to celebrity status: almost overnight, he became a leading pundit and much-consulted guru. "Happy Homes" focuses on ways and reasons to be thrifty, how to find happiness in life, the opposite sex and work. What's particularly striking about this book is its clear-headed 19th Century advice for "improvement" and cultural stability, etc., combined with the entrenched and historic sexism of a paternalistic society. “Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.”? Samuel Smiles, Happy Homes and the Hearts That Make Them - Summary by John Greenman and Wikipedia

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Greenman

Length:

19h 56m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

53:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

41:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:00:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:01:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

51:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

41:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

43:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:01:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

36:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

58:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

39:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:12:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

46:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

30:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

47:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

36:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

52:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

51:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

40:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

34:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

28:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

39:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

52:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

27:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

37:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:44