Bickerton, A. W.
Morganeering is a satire on capitalism in the era of the "Robber Barons" like John Rockefeller, Henry Ford and John Pierpont Morgan. Their success at consolidating industries is taken to extremes by the novel's capitalist villain, Jonathan Wondergilt. Most of the novel depicts how Wondergilt came to own the entire world, how he maintained and supported his powers, and how such greed brought misery to people everywhere.
Editor: Sargent, Lyman Tower
Publisher: Department of English, University of Otago
Series: New Zealand Colonial Texts
Series number: 7
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Research Type: Book