So, listen up folks. We've got a real gem of an audiobook here. It's called Principles of Economics, and it was written by none other than Alfred Marshall himself. Now, Marshall was no ordinary economist. He was a trailblazer in his field, and this book, first published way back in 1890, cemented his place in history.
Now, Marshall didn't just whip up this book overnight. Oh no, my friends. He started work on it way back in 1881, and he dedicated the next decade of his life to perfecting it. Talk about dedication!
But let me tell you, all that hard work paid off. When Marshall finally released his masterpiece in 1890, the response was nothing short of mind-blowing. People from all corners of the globe were singing its praises, and rightfully so. This book brought together key economic concepts like supply and demand, the notion of marginal utility, and the ins and outs of production costs. Marshall wove them all together into a beautifully coherent whole. It was like magic.
And let me tell you, this audiobook we've got here takes you back to the eighth edition of Principles of Economics, which was published in 1920. It's a true treasure. The narrator, a fabulous group of volunteers from LibriVox, brings Marshall's words to life in the most engaging way possible. They know how to capture your attention and keep you hooked for the entirety of the 2 hours and 8 minutes of this audiobook.
But now, brace yourselves. I have a little tidbit that might darken your excitement just a touch. You see, Marshall had big plans for this book. He originally intended for it to be a two-volume masterpiece, covering all aspects of economic thought. The first volume, the one we have the pleasure of listening to, was a huge hit in England and beyond. It became the go-to economics textbook for a long, long time.
However, here's the sad part. The second volume, my friends, never saw the light of day. It was meant to delve into topics like foreign trade, money, trade fluctuations, taxation, and collectivism. But alas, it remained forever unfinished. We can only imagine the wonders that might have been contained within its pages.
But fear not! We still have this mighty audiobook in our hands, and it's a true gem. So sit back, relax, and prepare to embark on an economic journey like no other. Alfred Marshall and the LibriVox Volunteers are here to take us on an adventure through the principles of economics. And trust me, it's one you won't want to miss. Enjoy!