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Art of Living: The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness

Art of Living: The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness
 

Epictetus observed that although everyday life is fraught with difficulty, a life of virtue is within reach. By putting into practice the 93 witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions, this work helps readers learn to gracefully meet the challenges of everyday life as well as life... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780061286056
Barcode 9780061286056
Published 17 September 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Epictetus
By Lebell, Sharon
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ISBN-13 9780061286056
ISBN-10 0061286052
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperOne
Publication Date 17 September 2007
International Publication Date 5 July 2007
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Epictetus
By Lebell, Sharon
Series Plus
Category Popular Psychology
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 124mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 136g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Conduct of life, Ethics, Ancient
NBS Text Popular Psychology
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 158.1
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

An immense dose of Epictetus would do us all a great deal of good, and I am grateful (beyond irony) to Tom Wolfe for reviving Epictetus - Harold Bloom. So what makes the writings of this former slave so powerful today? Epictetus observed that although everyday life is fraught with difficulty, a life of virtue is within reach. He dedicated his life to outlining the simple way to happiness, fulfillment, and tranquility. By putting into practice the 93 witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living , readers learn to gracefully meet the challenges of everyday life as well as life's inevitable major losses and disappointments.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Epictetus sounds like the Buddha, and Sharon Lebell's voice makes him sound like the delightful man next door. -- Sylvia Boorstein, author of It's Easier Than You Think

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Author's Bio

Epictetus (circa 55-135 ce) taught in Rome until the year 94 ce, when Emperor Domitian banished philosophers from the city. In exile, he established a school of philosophy where his distinguished students included Marcus Aurelius, author of Meditations. Some 1,863 years after Epictetus's death, Tom Wolfe revived his philosophy in the bestselling novel A Man in Full. Sharon Lebell is a philosophical writer and musician who lives in Northern California. She also produced Epictetus's A Manual for Living.

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