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Bertrand Russell's the Conquest of Happiness: A Modern-Day Interpretation of a Self-Help Classic

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Bertrand Russell's The Conquest of Happiness is a guide on living a happy life. Although it was of its time it was also ahead of its time. Russell believed that true happiness could only be achieved through thought and effort. A true self help classic before self help even existed. Our interpretation of The Conquest of Happiness illustrates the timeless nature of Russell's ...more
ebook, 119 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Infinite Ideas
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Sanjay Gautam
May 19, 2015 Sanjay Gautam rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
BEWARE!

Its not the original book written by Bertrand Russel. The author, Tim Phillips, has taken some of the passages from the original written by Russel, and then has given, to my horror, his very poor and low grade commentary. The language and the way it has been written, all I can say that IT SUCKS!

Note: Original book is by far much better and a satisfying read.
Arielle
There were definitely points that contradicted each other, and points that in my opinion didn't 'flow' and make complete sense; nevertheless the underlying principles were there and did help in my understanding! It helps to use a highlighter to underline the points that are inportant to you.
Maria
Jan 09, 2017 Maria rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read the original book, the one written by Bertrand Russel. I do advise everybody to take the original, it is great! The interpretation part, be it either modern or not, is a very intimate touch. Books based on 'interpretation' shouldn't exist, but what a luck not everyone thinks like me. Getting back to the ORIGINAL book, it stands for the idea that happiness is a state which needs to be ... seduced.
The superfluous competition, the arrogance of tedium and the exhausted briskness must be left
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James Marsh
First a couple things you should know: This is not the original Conquest of Happiness by Bertrand Russell. It is as the title says: A Modern Interpretation of it.

I only emphasize that because Amazon has listed several negative reviews for this reason only.

This is another free ebook available from Infinite Ideas as part of their 52 Brilliant Ideas series.

The author/interpreter in this case does not do us the service that I have found in the other books in the series. His language is unsavory and
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Boris Belousov
Oct 20, 2015 Boris Belousov rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't know why anyone else would write another book on happiness after this one. Russell is clear, precise and humane. Adorable reading.
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