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Thorstein Veblen to Sarah McLean Hardy, January 18, 1896
Thorstein Veblen to Sarah McLean Hardy, January 18, 1896.

The Theory of the Leisure Class was as difficult for its author to write as it was for some of his readers to accept. Three years before the book saw print. Veblen confessed to Sarah Hardy that he was unsure it would ever be published.