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Victorian Literature and Finance

Francis O’Gorman


Victorian Britain offered the world an economic structure of unique complexity. The trading nation, at the heart of a great empire, developed the practices of advanced capitalism — currency, banking, investment, money markets, business practices and theory, intellectual property legislation — from which the financial systems of the contemporary world emerged. Cultural forms in Victorian Britain transacted with high capitalism in a variety of ways but literary critics interested in economics have traditionally been preoccupied either with writers' hostility to industrial capitalism in terms of ... More

Keywords: Victorian literature, Britain, capitalism, finance, consumerism, literary forms, business theory, speculation, economics, culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199281923
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281923.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francis O’Gorman, editor
Professor of Victorian Literature, University of Leeds