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By Virginia Woolf

ISBN-10: 1551998424

ISBN-13: 9781551998428

The ultimate novel of 1 of the 20 th Century's maximum voices.

On the garden of an English kingdom property, a competition goes to be played. Attended via many of the locals, it's an outline of English historical past in numerous components. Interspersed one of the arrangements, the viewers engage, serving as a moment microcosm of English existence. The looming spectre of global battle II serves as a backdrop to novel's motion.

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So, on the one hand, if the “ ‘domestication’ of speculation” throughout the nineteenth century “was still too new for people to be fully comfortable with it,” and if “speculative capitalism could retain its moral status [for Victorians] only by differentiating itself from its sporting near-relative,”16 then Ford’s novel gives us a sense that that discomfort was on the wane by the early twentieth century. But the real point is that the relative comfort with speculative gains Dowell describes is within a condensed moment of prosperity during which that lack of distinction doesn’t bear a threat.

In Dowell’s recollection, while their finances are on the rise, “every now and then some financier would give him a good, sound, profitable tip. And Leonora was never afraid of a bit of a gamble . . So nearly all her investments turned up trumps” (73). Impressions of the Market 33 Clearly speculation, and clearly borrowing from the language of bookies’ “tips,” the line defining legitimate investment here is blurred. So, on the one hand, if the “ ‘domestication’ of speculation” throughout the nineteenth century “was still too new for people to be fully comfortable with it,” and if “speculative capitalism could retain its moral status [for Victorians] only by differentiating itself from its sporting near-relative,”16 then Ford’s novel gives us a sense that that discomfort was on the wane by the early twentieth century.

So nearly all her investments turned up trumps” (73). Impressions of the Market 33 Clearly speculation, and clearly borrowing from the language of bookies’ “tips,” the line defining legitimate investment here is blurred. So, on the one hand, if the “ ‘domestication’ of speculation” throughout the nineteenth century “was still too new for people to be fully comfortable with it,” and if “speculative capitalism could retain its moral status [for Victorians] only by differentiating itself from its sporting near-relative,”16 then Ford’s novel gives us a sense that that discomfort was on the wane by the early twentieth century.

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