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The Art of Worldly Wisdom

ByBaltasar Gracián y MoralesJoseph Jacobs

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This book is a collection of maxims. Originally published as "Oráculo Manual y Arte de Drudencia" in 1637. The book is a collection of 300 paragraphs on various topics giving advice and guidance on how to live fully, advance socially, and be a better person. This book offers an ideal of life at once refined and practical, cultured yet wisely energetic. Gracian points to noble aims, and proposes, on the whole, no ignoble means of attaining to them. The Spanish Jesuit sees clear, but he looks upward.

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Publication Date
Dec 31, 2008
Language
English
Category
Reference
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Baltasar Gracián y Morales, By (author): Joseph Jacobs

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Pages
276
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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