This vintage book contains a fascinating and insightful analysis of socio-economic conditions written more than a hundred years ago. In it, Tolstoy explores the flaws of the division of labour, progress, greed, economic theories, wage slavery, and more in astonishing detail. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in socialism, capitalism, and economic history. Contents include: “Goods-Porters who Work Thirty-Seven Hours”, “Society's Indifference While Men Perish”, “Justification of the Existing Position by Science”, “The Assertion that Rural Labourers Must Enter the Factory System”, “Why Learned Economists Assert What Is False”, “Bankruptcy of the Socialist Ideal”, “Culture or Freedom”, “Slavery Exists Among Us”, “What Is Slavery?”, et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction. This book was first published in 1900.
|Publisher:||New York : Dodd, Mead|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
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About the Author
A Russian author of novels, short stories, plays, and philosophical essays, Count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was born into an aristocratic family and is best known for the epic books War and Peace and Anna Karenina, regarded as two of the greatest works of Russian literature. After serving in the Crimean War, Tolstoy retired to his estate and devoted himself to writing, farming, and raising his large family. His novels and outspoken social polemics brought him world-wide fame.
Date of Birth:September 9, 1828
Date of Death:November 20, 1910
Place of Birth:Tula Province, Russia
Place of Death:Astapovo, Russia
Education:Privately educated by French and German tutors; attended the University of Kazan, 1844-47
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