The Mercy of Allah by Hilaire Belloc (1922) Free PDF Novel

The Mercy of Allah by Hilaire Belloc (1922) Free PDF Novel

The Mercy of Allah by Hilaire Belloc

Hilaire Belloc, the economic and political theorist, historian, and liberal member of parliament uses the story of a wealthy Arab merchant to deconstruct and poke fun at the wealthy of his day. This wealthy merchant relates the rises and falls in his economic success in fourteen chapters to his nephews (in lieu of an inheritance).

Each story manages to illustrate a particular weakness in the Capitalist system of Belloc's day (from monopolies to price-fixing to government contracts). The chapters are: 1) The Kick (a reference to his father kicking him out of his home at 17) 2) The Pearls (his first business venture, selling fake pearls) 3) The Pipkins (another business venture where he undercuts and destroys the competition) 4) The Bridge (the construction of a bridge and the destruction of the local ferrymen by use of the local council) 5) Salt 6) The Lawyers 7) The Sheep 8) The Orchard 9) Camels and Dates 10) The Horse 11) The Holy One 12) The New Quarter of the City 13) The Money Made of Paper 14) The Peace of the Soul

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