With its wry portrayal of a shallow, materialistic 'leisure class' obsessed by clothes, cars, consumer goods and climbing the social ladder, this withering satire on modern capitalism is as pertinent today as when it was written over a century ago.
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This work demonstrates how the behaviours of the upper classes in a feudal system - the warriors, the priests, the landowners - continued into the industrial era. The old upper classes, who indulged ... Read full review
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This yearÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½s crop of Penguin "Great Ideas" volumes offers another eclectic dozen works that shaped society from the ancient Greeks to the 20th century. The books are fairly no frills, but the price isnÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½t bad. Read full review