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The Theory of the Leisure Class - Franklin Library


This is The Franklin Library "The 100 Greatest Masterpieces Of American Literature" Edition and is bound in 100% genuine leather with raised bands along the spine. Gold Gilding to the boards and along the spine as well as gilded page ends. A beautiful copy of this classic that would look great on any book shelf. I do have several other titles up for sale by the Franklin Library right now as well if you are interested in other titles. 1979


Almost a century after its original publication, Thorstein Veblen's work is as fresh and relevant as ever. Veblen's The Theory of the Leisure Class is in the tradition of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations and Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan , yet it provides a surprisingly contemporary look at American economics and society. Establishing such terms as "conspicuous consumption" and "pecuniary emulation," Veblen's most famous work has become an archetype not only of economic theory, but of historical and sociological thought as well .