Focusing on the transition from political economy to economics, this volume seeks to restore social content to economic abstractions
through readings of nineteenth-century British and American literature. The essays gathered here, by new as well as established
scholars of literature and economics, link important nineteenth-century texts and histories with present-day issues such as
exploitation, income inequality, globalization, energy consumption, property ownership and rent, human capital, corporate
power, and environmental degradation. Organized according to key concepts for future research, the collection has a clear
interdisciplinary, humanities approach and international reach. These diverse essays will interest students and scholars
in literature, history, political science, economics, sociology, law, and cultural studies, in addition to readers generally
interested in the Victorian period.