By Evelyn Waugh
After seven years of marriage, the gorgeous woman Brenda final has grown tired of existence at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that's the delight and pleasure of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set. In a singular that mixes tragedy, comedy, and savage irony, Evelyn Waugh indelibly captures the irresponsible temper of the "crazy and sterile generation" among the wars.
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16 Pertinent to these statements is the fact that during the banking panic of 1857, Bagehot was a bank manager with his father’s firm. 17 Walter had met Miss Wilson when he came to discuss with her father the possibility of writing for Wilson’s periodical. Alarmed about her health, Eliza traveled to Edinburgh in search of medical treatment immediately after the engagement. The couple’s epistolary communications during her absence represent an emotional seesaw: indeed, I suggest that their witty, often humorous repartee is underwritten by a structure of panic.
Indeed, to read Marx, one might conjecture that as long as capitalism exists there will always be reincarnations of the Gothic, for despite the West’s triumphant exclamations about Communism’s burial in the 1990s, Marx’s specter has not vanished from the intellectual terrain. Writing in the same time period as the novels I examine, Marx suggests that capitalism is a fiction-making entity that creates the brilliant but mad conditions within which its subjects exist. To read Marx suggests that the Gothic was invented, in part, as a prism through which to represent capitalism’s ceaseless haunting of its subjects.
101 Meanwhile, under the Act the Banking Department was never to pressure the Issue Department to increase the specie in circulation during times of crisis, again, a strategy that was thought to drive down the value of money. The proponents of the Bank Act also contended that reserves of money in the Banking Department should never go below a certain predetermined level. 102 The 1844 Act successfully centralized the issue of money, putting it gradually and completely into the hands of the Bank of England, but it failed in the more important task of preventing banking panics.
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