Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England 1750-1800.
An exploration of popular literature and the book trade in the 2nd half of the 18th century, zeroing in on the representation of the newly wealthy. Looking at novels, magazine articles, courtesy books and tracts, Dr Raven finds plenty of evidence that prejudice against people with wealth acquired from trades, manufacturing, and business took a quick, harsh turn. Raven explores why and how this happened, and what literature had to do with it. Sturdy book but with sun-faded jacket spine and pencil marginalia and underlining. Oxford currently sells new for $200. Clarendon Press Oxford. 1992. Hb, Dj. USED. $35.00