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The Theory of the Leisure Class (Modern Library Classics)
Thorstein Veblen, Alan Wolfe
Devil's Cub - Georgette Heyer This story is as frothy, rambunctious and classist as the rest of Heyer, but more enjoyable than some. The child of the couple in [b:These Old Shades|311182|These Old Shades (Alistair, #1)|Georgette Heyer|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1173644611s/311182.jpg|2682162] is the "hero" in this one. He plans to take a flirtatious girl to Paris as his mistress, but to his astonishment the girl's sister (the sensible and stubborn Mary) fools him into taking her place. Mary is a wonderful heroine--she full on shoots the hero at one point--and her affection for him even made me like Vidal. And it must be admitted that Vidal is far, far warmer and less creepy than his elegant father Avon. I enjoyed this book rather more than These Old Shades, despite the lack of cross-dressing, because I found the characters and their relationship to each other so much less icky.