Marlene Tromp

Marlene Tromp is the author of Altered States: Sex, Nation, Drugs, and Self-Transformation in Victorian Spiritualism and The Private Rod: Marital Violence, Sensation, and the Law in Victorian Britain as well as an editor or contributor to other volumes. She is president of the North American Victorian Studies Association and teaches at Arizona State University.

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Grounded in literary studies and spanning the Americas, India, England, and Scotland, this book explores the relationship between economic concepts and culture in the period, focusing on how economic tropes were abstracted into other discourses in fields as diverse as evolutionary science, business, or literary narrative.

“Highlighting the centrality of economic thought to nineteenth-century culture, this intriguing volume expands our sense of what constituted the ‘economic.’ Its global reach and smart, wide-ranging essays make Culture and Money valuable reading.”

Jill Rappoport, University of Kentucky