The Secrets of Happiness: Three Thousand Years of Searching for the Good Life

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Price
$17.95
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
Pages
243
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.63 X 8.06 inches | 0.63 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780743292931
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About the Author

Richard Schoch is Professor of Drama at Queen's University Belfast. He is the author of Shakespeare's Victorian Stage (Cambridge, 1998), Not Shakespeare (Cambridge, 2002), and Queen Victoria and the Theatre of her Age (2004). He has also edited Great Shakespeareans: Macready, Booth, Terry, Irving (2011) and Victorian Theatrical Burlesques (2016). For a popular audience he wrote The Secrets of Happiness (2008), which has been translated into six languages. His books have been shortlisted for the Barnard Hewitt Award and the Theatre Book Prize. Schoch has received fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust, the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Stanford Humanities Center.

Reviews

"An intellectual exploration of the best kind, a rigorous dusting down of ideas compelling us to think harder and better about what is life's most precious prize."

-- "The Sunday Telegraph"
"Hugely enjoyable."

-- Julian Baggini, author of "What's It All About?: Philosophy and the Meaning of Life"