An Art Of Living

An Art Of Living

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Overview

A new translation by Sergio E. Serrano of this inspirational book containing sound advice on the art of living by the French historian, biographer, and philosopher, André Maurois (1885 - 1967), who was one of the most celebrated and prolific French writers of the 20th century.


  • Timeless wisdom and advice on the art of living for today’s young and old:



    The art of thinking;



    the art of loving;



    the art of working:



    the art of leadership;



    the art of growing old.


  • Maurois speaks to the soul of the reader. The principles he conveys remain as valid and as useful in the 21st century as they were in the 20th.

  • According to Maurois, our lives are works of art, expressions of inner beauty, conceived and created by our inner selves, tested by the circumstances and experiences of life, perfected and modified by the learning and growth resulting from these experiences.



Maurois accurately predicted:



  • ​the ultimate failure of all social revolutions;
  • the necessity of slow change in human customs and attitudes as a key to lasting changes;
  • the technological development and implementation of robots in large assembly lines;
  • the constant distraction with technology and its harmful effects to the mind, the emotions, and relationships;
  • the characteristics of a reasonable and effective government;
  • the inner virtues to cultivate in order to successfully overcome the adversities of life;
  • the qualities to seek in order to maintain stable, loving, relationships;
  • the attributes to encourage as an effective manager;
  • the essentials by which to plan a long and enjoyable retirement;
  • the principles behind an effective educational system.




An Art of Living remained out of print for several decades. This new translation resurrects this little treasure of a book for the English readers of today; it remains faithful to the original French edition and to the style of the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780965564359
Publisher: HydroScience Inc.
Publication date: 03/27/2008
Pages: 212
Sales rank: 423,637
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

André Maurois, or Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog, (July 26, 1885 - October 9, 1967) was a French author and a man of letters. "André Maurois" was a pen name that became his legal name in 1947. He was born in Elbeuf and educated in Rouen, both in Normandy. During World War I he joined the French army and he served as an interpreter and later a liaison officer in the British army. His first novel Les silences du colonel Bramble was a witty but socially realistic account of that experience. It was an immediate success in France. It was translated and also became popular in the United Kingdom and other English speaking countries as The Silence of Colonel Bramble. Many of his other works have been translated in English, because they often dealt with British figures or topics, like his biographies of Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, Lord Byron or Shelley. He became a member of the Académie française in 1938. During World War II he served in the French army and the Free French Forces. He died in 1967 after a long career as an author of novels, biographies, histories, and children's books. He is buried in the Neuilly-sur-Seine community cemetery near Paris.

Dr. Sergio E. Serrano received his Ph.D. degree at the University of Waterloo (Canada). He is a full professor of engineering science and applied mathematics at a Research I university in the U. S. For the past thirty years, he has taught in several universities in the United States, Canada, Colombia, Spain, and China. He has over one hundred research publications in international science, engineering, and mathematics journals. He is also the author of nine books in environmental engineering, statistics, philosophy, and psychology. Dr. Serrano has been awarded four times with nationally-competitive research grants by the National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

I THE ART OF THINKING 1. THE WORLD AND THE WORLD OF THINKING 2. THINKING WITH THE BODY 3. THINKING WITH WORDS 4. LOGIC AND REASONING 5. THE CARTESIAN METHOD 6. THE EXPERIMENTAL METHOD 7. THE SHORTCOMINGS OF EXPERIENCE 8. THOUGHT AND ACTION II THE ART OF LOVING 1. CHOOSING A PARTNER 2. THE BIRTH OF LOVE 3. ATTRACTING LOVE 4. COURTSHIP 5. AVOIDING MONOTONY 6. THE SANCTIFICATION OF DESIRE III THE ART OF WORKING 1. RECIPES OF WORK 2. ADMINISTRATORS, LIEUTENANTS, ASSISTANTS 3. MANUAL WORK AND INTELLECTUAL WORK - THE HOUSEWIFE 4. THE WORK OF THE STUDENT 5. THE ART OF READING 6. THE WORK OF THE ARTIST 7. THE ART OF RESTING 8. CONCLUSION IV THE ART OF LEADERSHIP 1. HOW TO ELECT THE CHIEF 2. THE QUALITIES OF A LEADER 3. THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE LEADER 4. THE ART OF COMMAND 5. THE ART OF GOVERNING 6. THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE LEADER V THE ART OF GROWING OLD 1. THE SHADOW LINE 2. THE NATURAL STATE OF OLD AGE 3. THE MALADIES OF OLD AGE 4. IS IT POSSIBLE NOT TO AGE? 5. IS IT POSSIBLE TO AGE WELL? 6. TWO DIFFERENT WAYS TO AGE WELL 7. THE ART OF DYING 8. AN OPEN LETTER TO THE YOUTH

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