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The Wealth of Nations

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Adam Smith Andrew Skinner Andrew Skinner Andrew Skinner

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Penguin Classics
16 November 1999
Smith's THE WEALTH OF NATIONS was the first comprehensive treatment of political economy. Originally delivered in the form of lectures at Glasgow, the book's publication in 1776 co-incided with America's Declaration of Independence. These volumes include Smith's assessment of the mercantile system, his advocacy of the freedom of commerce and industry, and his famous prophecy that America will be one of the foremost nations of the world .
By:   Adam Smith
Notes by:   Andrew Skinner
Introduction by:   Andrew Skinner
Edited by:   Andrew Skinner
Imprint:   Penguin Classics
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   4th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   458g
ISBN:   9780140436150
ISBN 10:   0140436154
Series:   The Wealth of Nations
Pages:   672
Publication Date:   16 November 1999
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Adam Smith (1723-1790) was born in Glasgow and after being educated in Glasgow and Oxford, he held a number of academic posts before becoming tutor to the young Duke of Buccleuch. This post took him to France where he began writing his political treatise, THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. Andrew S. Skinner is Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus at Glasgow University and has published widely on Adam Smith and is the editor of the first three volumes of THE WEALTH OF NATIONS for Penguin.

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