Conspicuous Consumption

Conspicuous Consumption

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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 it was when it was written over a century ago.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9780143037590
0143037595
Branch Call Number: 305.52
Characteristics: 102 p. ; 18 cm.

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Sep 01, 2014

This pithy min-tome is a perfect setup for reading or reading The Great Gatsby. The chapter titles themselves serve as an outline for Fitzgerald's groundbreaking work that was little appreciated until after his death, in WWII, when thousands of copies were shipped overseas to pump up the troops.

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