9781789541472

A Private History of Happiness

99 Moments of Joy From Around the World

George Myerson


Format:
ISBN: 9781789541472
Published: February 2019

Price: $19.99

Add To Cart

Only select a single shop across items added into cart.
Your store will only appear if the item is in-stock at that store.

Condition: New

An anthology of quiet yet powerful moments of everyday bliss, drawn not from grand literary works but from private letters, journals and poems.

From the bliss of lingering in a warm bed on a winter morning, to a bracing springtime walk by the seaside, A Private History of Happiness offers the reader a wealth of delightfully fresh perceptions of where and how happiness may be found. These 99 moments of happiness are arranged by theme - Morning, Friendship, Garden, Family, Leisure, Nature, Food and Drink, Well-being, Creativity, Love and Evening - and each is followed by a brief description and commentary that sets the extract in context and encourages further reflection. Drawing on a wide and international range of literary sources - from Ptolemy to Tolstoy - George Myerson reveals that small, unpretentious joys have been shared by human beings across cultures and over thousands of years. He invites us to discover the happiness in our own lives that can be found here and now.

Details
  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9781789541472
  • Published: February 2019
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Width (mm): 130
  • Height (mm): 210
  • Depth (mm): Not specified
  • Weight (g): Not specified

AVAILABLE IN-STOCK *

This item is on the shelf at the following Harry Hartog shops. Please contact the shop to hold your copy.

* Availability and price subject to change at any time.