By William Boyd
"Rich in personality and incident, An Ice-Cream War fulfills the ambition of the ancient novel at its best."
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"Boyd has greater than fulfilled the brilliant promise of [his] first novel. . . . he's able not just of a few very humorous satire but in addition of seriousness and compassion." —Michiko Kakutani, The big apple Times
1914. In a inn room in German East Africa, American farmer Walter Smith goals of Theodore Roosevelt. As he sleeps, a railway passenger swats at flies, regretting her selection to come to the darkish Continent—and to her husband. On a far off English riverbank, a jealous Felix Cobb watches his brother swim, and curses his sister-in-law-to-be. And within the heritage of the world's day-by-day chatter: rumors of an Anglo-German clash, the likes of which nobody has ever seen.
In An Ice-Cream War, William Boyd brilliantly inspires the non-public dramas of a iteration upswept via the winds of conflict. After his German neighbor burns his crops—with an apology and a smile—Walter Smith takes up fingers on behalf of serious Britain. And while Felix's brother marches off to safeguard British East Africa, he pursues, opposed to his larger judgment, a forbidden love affair. because the sons of the realm fit wits and guns on a continent hundreds of thousands of miles from domestic, desperation makes bedfellows of enemies and traitors of family and friends. by means of turns comedian and quietly clever, An Ice-Cream War deftly renders lives capsized by way of violence, probability, and the irrepressible human potential for love.
"Funny, guaranteed, and cleanly, expansively advised, a seriocomic romp. Boyd offers us experiences of individuals stuck within the aspect wallet of calamity and dramatizes their plights with humor, aspect and grit." —Harper's
"Boyd has crafted a quiet, seamless prose during which tale and characters stream without difficulty out of a fertile mind's eye. . . . The reader emerges deeply moved." —Newsday
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In this chapter I would like to focus on the dream of social visibility offered by Smith’s economic theory, which is the first systemic overview of the economic revolution that accompanied industrialism in Britain. But just as a landscape may be coherent from one point of view and confusing from another, this overview is dependent on the construction of a distinct social vantage point. indd 21 3/17/2011 10:24:59 AM 22 The ‘Invisible Hand’ and British Fiction, 1818–1860 is a figure of leisure, like the disinterested gentleman, but unlike him he has no distinct political power.
Neither intends to promote the publick interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it’) that makes possible the reconciliation of his freedom with that public good. e. self-interest) and acting with benevolence for others, in fact, is that we cannot survey or control the results of any actions whose effects are meant to diffuse into the general population. However, Smith presumes that we know what is best for ourselves. He does not say that benevolence is bad for the economy, merely that he does not know (and presumably, neither do we) of any good that has come of it.
Smith counters this presumption only by suggesting that the merchant values ‘having some part of his capital always under his own view and command’ (WN I, 454–5) so much that he is willing to pay the surcharge of routing foreign trade through his home port before re- export. But this leaves open the question of whether the nation would still benefit from foreign trade if it were not always routed through a central warehouse of some kind, or if the merchant were not a person but a corporate firm with more than one pair of eyes.