Bohanon, Cecil E. and Michelle Albert Vachris


What do Adam Smith and Jane Austen have in common? Smith's moral philosophy is reflected in Austen's insight into virtues and vices, strength of character, and reasoned social interaction. Both Smith and Austen reflect and define the culture of the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution. These movements continue to shape our world today. With a general overview of Smith's moral theory in the beginning of the book, and a summary of Austen's six major novels in the appendix, the authors have made it easy for both economists and Janeites to follow their argument. An entire section devoted to economic life and social rank in Smith's and Austen's world.  Lexington Books. 2015. Paper. NEW. $42.00