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 the History of Culture at Queen Mary, University of London, where he is also Director of the Graduate School in Humanities and Social Sciences. His books, Not Shakespeare and Shakespeare's Victorian Stage, were shortlisted, respectively, for the Theatre Book Prize (UK) and the Barnard Hewitt Award (USA). He is the recipient of fellowships from the Whiting Foundation, The Folger Shakespeare Library, the Stanford Humanities Center, The Leverhulme Trust, and is a regular reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement. Prior to his academic career, he studied world history and culture with the Jesuits, wrote copy for NBC's flagship television station in New York's Rockefeller Center, and managed development projects in Morocco and Tunisia. He is happy to have received an indulgence for his sins from Pope John Paul I.

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"