By Dermot Coleman
In contrast to different Victorian novelists George Eliot not often integrated inventory industry hypothesis and fraud into her plots, yet meditations on cash, finance and economics, in relation either to person ethics and to wider social implications, infuse her novels. This quantity examines Eliot's figuring out of cash and economics, its concerning her ethical and political notion, and the ways that she included that concept into her novels. It deals a close account of Eliot's highbrow engagements with political economic system, utilitarianism, and the recent liberalism of the 1870s, and likewise her useful dealings with funds via her administration of loved ones and company funds and, in later years, her substantial investments in shares and stocks. In a much broader context, it offers a close learn of the ethics of economics in nineteenth-century England, tracing the usually uncomfortable dating among morality and monetary application skilled by way of intellectuals of the interval.
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