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The Art of Worldly Wisdom

The Art of Worldly Wisdom
Author: Baltasar Gracian
ISBN 13: 9780385421317
ISBN 10: 385421311
Edition: 1
Publisher: Doubleday
Publication Date: 1992-01
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 208
List Price: $19.99

The remarkable best-seller -- a long-lost, 300-year-old book of wisdom on how to live successfully yet responsibly in a society governed by self-interest -- as acute as Machiavelli yet as humanistic and scrupulously moral as Marcus Aurelius.

Library Journal

Maurer retranslates a 17th-century Jesuit's aphorisms and reflections on the morality of success. This long-admired work sounds surprisingly relevant today. It also combines brevity and grace of expression with wise advice, which should appeal to those seeking ``how-to'' spirituality which is universal, practical, and applicable in business. Recommended for public libraries.