Tao Te Ching

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Tao Te Ching

By Stephen Mitchell

HarperCollins Publishers, Paperback, 9780061142666, 113pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2006


In eighty-one brief chapters, Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit, and teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao—the basic principle of the universe.

Stephen Mitchell's bestselling version has been widely acclaimed as a gift to contemporary culture.

About the Author
Stephen Mitchell is Leverhulme Professor of Hellenistic Culture at the University of Exeter. Previous books include A History of the Later Roman Empire AD 284 641 (2007) and, more recently, The Imperial Temple at Ankara and the Res Gestae of the Emperor Augustus. A Historical Guide (2008).

Praise For Tao Te Ching

“I have read many translations of this ancient text but Mitchell’s is by far the best.”
-James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces