The Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon

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By (author) George S. Clason

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  • Publisher: Signet
  • Format: Paperback | 196 pages
  • Dimensions: 109mm x 191mm x 15mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 4 February 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0451205367
  • ISBN 13: 9780451205360
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 670

Product description

Beloved by millions, this timeless classic holds the key to all you desire and everything you wish to accomplish. This is the book that reveals the secret to personal wealth. The Success Secrets of the Ancients-- An Assured Road to Happiness and Prosperity Countless readers have been helped by the famous "Babylonian parables," hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth. In language as simple as that found in the Bible, these fascinating and informative stories set you on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys. Acclaimed as a modern-day classic, this celebrated bestseller offers an understanding of--and a solution to--your personal financial problems that will guide you through a lifetime. This is the book that holds the secrets to keeping your money--and making more. The Richest Man in Babylon Read it and recommend it to loved ones-- and get on the road to riches. MORE THAN TWO MILLION BOOKS SOLD

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Author information

George Samuel Clason was born in Louisiana, Missouri, on November 7th, 1874. He attended the University of Nebraska and served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War. A successful businessman, he founded the Clason Map Company of Denver, Colorado and published the first road atlas of the United States and Canada. In 1926, he issued the first of a famous series of pamphlets on thrift and financial success, using parables set in ancient Babylon to make each of his points. These were distributed in large quantities by banks and insurance companies and became familiar to millions, the most famous being "The Richest Man in Babylon," the parable from which the present volume takes its title. These "Babylonian parables" have become a modern inspirational classic.

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"What can a book written in the 1920s tell modern investors about their finances? A whole lot if it's George Clason's delightful set of parables that explain the basics of money. This is a great gift for a graduate or anyone who seems baffled by the world of finance and a wonderful, refreshing read for even the most experienced investor." -"Los Angeles Times"

Table of contents

The Richest Man in Babylon Foreword The Man Who Desired Gold The Richest Man in Babylon Seven Cures for a Lean Purse Meet the Goddess of Good Luck The Five Laws of Gold The Gold Lender of Babylon The Walls of Babylon The Camel Trader of Babylon The Clay Tablets from Babylon The Luckiest Man in Babylon An Historical Sketch of Babylon