PART 1: WHY THE SUPER-RICH, AND WHY LITERATURE?
2. The Mapmaker’s Dilemma in Evaluating High-End Inequality
PART 2: ENGLAND AND FRANCE DURING THE AGE OF REVOLUTION
Introduction to Part 2
3. Why Aren’t Things Better Than This? Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
4. A Rising Tide Rocks All Boats: The Threat of Rising Prosperity in Stendhal’s Le Rouge et le Noir
5. The Arriviste as Morally Compromised Cat’s Paw: Balzac’s Le Père Goriot and La Maison Nucingen
Summing Up Part 2
PART 3: ENGLAND FROM THE MID-NINETEENTH CENTURY THROUGH THE START OF WORLD WAR I
Introduction to Part 3
6. Art, Heart, and “Schmart” in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Chapter 8, which will conclude Part 3, is almost certainly going to discuss E.M. Forster's Howards End. I have thought about discussing Saki's The Unbearable Bassington, which I love, but choosing Forster is probably preferable on multiple grounds.