Novelists reflected contemporary attitudes and influenced the way the City was seen both by the wider public at the time and then by later generations. Could long dead novelists have been far more powerful than long dead economists? Consider the fact that our view of Victorian society is so influenced by the negative images of Dickens when, at the time, Britain was the richest and most advanced country in the world!

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