The 'Invisible Hand' and British Fiction, 1818-1860: Adam Smith, Political Economy, and the Genre of Realism (Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture)

The 'Invisible Hand' and British Fiction, 1818-1860: Adam Smith, Political Economy, and the Genre of Realism (Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture)


The 'invisible hand', Adam Smith's metaphor for the morality of capitalism, is explored during this textual content as being way more sophisticated and complex than is mostly understood, with many British realist fiction writers (Austen, Dickens, Gaskell, Eliot) having absorbed his version of ironic causality in advanced societies and grew to become it to their very own reasons.

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