May 12, 2014

Q.1320

In 2014, French economist Thomas Piketty published the English translation of a book he had completed in 2013. "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" became a best-seller with its discussions on income inequality being hotly debated by the business media.

The book makes interesting references to characters from works of literature, using them to talk about incomes in various eras. One such example is the discussion about a fictional 19th century heroine who can only become well-off by marrying rich. From which author's book is this character taken?

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