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    Wealth of Nations (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature) (Paperback) By (author) Adam Smith, Introduction by Mark G. Spencer, Series edited by Tom Griffith, Abridged by Mark G. Spencer

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    DescriptionAdam Smith (1723-1790) was one of the brightest stars of the eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations was his most important book. First published in London in March 1776, it had been eagerly anticipated by Smith's contemporaries and became an immediate bestseller. That edition sold out quickly and others followed. Today, Smith's Wealth of Nations rightfully claims a place in the Western intellectual canon. It is the first book of modern political economy, and still provides the foundation for the study of that discipline. But it is much more than that. Along with important discussions of economics and political theory, Smith mixed plain common sense with large measures of history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and much else. Few texts remind us so clearly that the Enlightenment was very much a lived experience, a concern with improving the human condition in practical ways for real people. A masterpiece by any measure, Wealth of Nations remains a classic of world literature to be usefully enjoyed by readers today.

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    Wealth of Nations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adam Smith, Introduction by Mark G. Spencer, Series edited by Tom Griffith, Abridged by Mark G. Spencer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1008
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 56 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    ISBN 13: 9781840226881
    ISBN 10: 1840226889

    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
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    DC23: 330.153
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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    Publication date
    09 July 2012
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