The Vulgar Question of Money: Heiresses, Materialism, and the Novel of Manners from Jane Austen to Henry James.
Focusing especially on the wealthy heiress, Michie explores how the rise of capitalism and the anxiety it created was expressed in novels of Austen, Trollope, Oliphant, and James. The common theme of a wealthy man marrying a poorer woman is examined. Johns Hopkins UP, 2011. Hb, Dj. NEW. $60.00