THE MASTER KEY IDEA ALL OVER THE WORLD - Charles Haanel, 1923, SCARCE
Title:THE MASTER KEY IDEA ALL OVER THE WORLD
Publisher: Charles F. Haanel City: Saint Louis Year: 1923 (First Edition) Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 320 pages Illustrated: Yes
Book Details + Condition: Very scarce first edition from 1923 of THE MASTER KEY IDEA ALL OVER THE WORLD. Original cloth boards with gilt title on spine and on front. Spine edges lightly rubbed, bent corners, but otherwise in well preserved condition. Pen notations on inside front board and first blank page; underlining and notes on many pages, focused in the first quarter of book. Refer to the Table of Contents for authors and topics. Please see below for more information on Haanel and his MASTER KEY SYSTEM, as well as our listing for sale of the 1919 edition of THE MASTER KEY SYSTEM.
Haanel, a somewhat mysterious figure who was what we would today call a
business development consultant, wrote a series of lessons shortly after
World War I. This turbulent time was made even more miserable by a flu pandemic
which killed millions. Many were searching for a royal road to prosperity,
health and inner peace, and Haanel's book held out this promise. For years, urban legends have swirled around this book: that
it was banned by some religious groups, and central to the success of a certain
well-known software tycoon. However, The Master Key System has had a huge influence on successive
New Thought writers, particularly those preaching 'Prosperity Consciousness.' "Think and Grow Rich" bears more than a passing resemblance to the Master Key
System. The 'Law of Attraction' at the heart of Haanel's system has been
acknowledged as one of the primary sources for "The Secret."