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I am interested in turning points in social history and what the literature says about recognizing that we are passing through one and change is needed. The Industrial Revolution in the 19th century was a dramatic time of social change and it did indeed lead to a group of novels called the "social problem novels," including the "industrial novels" of the ...


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There are two interesting questions posed here: 1) Which novelists – with an emphasis on the Victorian novelists – recognized contemporary changes in society and took them into account in their books? 2) Which of them, if any, expressed a need for such changes? A book could be written on these questions. Off the top of my head, from my own limited reading ...


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The book Traité des impôts en France: considérés sous le rapport du droit, de l'économie politique et de l'économie politique by Edouard Vignes (3rd edition, 1872) discusses the tax system in France in the second half of the 19th century. 1872 is admittedly a bit later than the year in which the novel is set, but apparently the tax system did not change much ...


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