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  • The 'Invisible Hand' and British Fiction, 1818-1860: Adam Smith, Political Economy, and the Genre of Realism

    By Eleanor Courtemanche

    Our Price: $109.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780230290785
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: May 2011
    Courtemanche (English, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) grabs hold of an economic idea--Adam Smith's "invisible hand" metaphor--and traces its echoes and reflections in fiction. With a broad vision of the implications and ironies of the metaphor--beyond the political-economic reading--she illuminates novels by Austen, Dickens, Martineau, Thackeray, Gaskell, and Eliot. Her study is wide-ranging, thought-provoking, and clearly articulated. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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