This reissued biography of Adam Smith, first published in 1982, presents both an intellectual and personal portrait of the man. It is not intended as a full-scale scholarly biography burdened with heavy footnotes. Although written by two of the world's foremost authorities on Adam Smith, the book is intended as an accessible study of a great thinker and philosopher which will help to introduce the reader to both his ideas and his period.
1. Kirkcaldy 2. Smith as a Student 3. Edinburgh 4. The Move to Glasgow 5. University Administration 6. The City of Glasgow 7. Lectures on Rhetoric and the Considerations Concerning the First Formations of Languages 8. Early Writings 9. The Theory of Moral Sentiments 10. Lectures on Jurisprudence 11. Tutor to the Duke of Buccleuch 12. London and Kirkcaldy 13. London, 1773-1776 14. The Wealth of Nations 15. The Death of Hume 16. Commissioner of Customs 17. Last Days