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Abstract Wealth and Community in ‘The Way We Live Now’.

Deirdre Mikolajcik; ‘While many of Anthony Trollope’s novels deal directly with swindlers and scams in the credit economy, ‘The Way We Live Now’ offers one of the best opportunities for studying the interplay of literature, economics, and community formation in the face of economic abstraction because the novel portrays a world in which economic systems are not simply the mathematical, disinterested entities economists described, but immersive, volatile systems able to shape identity.’