The Fable Of The Bees: Or Private Vices, Publick Benefits

Paperback | September 5, 1989

byBernard MandevilleIntroduction byPhillip Harth

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This masterpiece of eighteenth-century British satire sparked great social controversy by rejecting a positive view of human nature and arguing the necessity of vice as the foundation of an emerging capitalist economy.

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This masterpiece of eighteenth-century British satire sparked great social controversy by rejecting a positive view of human nature and arguing the necessity of vice as the foundation of an emerging capitalist economy.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 7.78 × 5.1 × 0.96 inPublished:September 5, 1989Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140445412

ISBN - 13:9780140445411

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