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Books, Translations

1884-1922 (no longer under U.S. copyright laws!)


The ethical grounds of a doctrine of retribution. Philosophical Dissertation. (Yale University, New Haven, Conn. 1884, - unprinted; probably lost).

[2.705 KB - PDF / 1.685 KB - TXT] (Translator) Gustav Cohn: The Science of Finance. (PDF) - Translated by T.B. Veblen. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press 1895 (= Economic studies of the University of Chicago. 1.), xi, 800 p. [Note: Book 3, "German tax legislation of the present time," is omitted from the translation]. Original: System der Nationaloekonomie: System der Finanzwirtschaft. Ein Lesebuch für Studirende. Stuttgart: F. Enke, 1889 (= System der Nationalökonomie. 2. - vol. 2 of 3).

[648 KB] The Theory of the Leisure Class. An economic study in the evolution of institutions. (New York, N.Y./London: Macmillan/Macmillan, Feb. 1899, viii, 400 p.). Subtitle changed in 1912 by Veblen to: An economic study of institutions.

[132 KB] (Translator) Science and the workingmen: An argument in his own defense before the Criminal court of Berlin on the charge of having publicly incited the unpropertied classes to hatred and contempt of the propertied classes / by Ferdinand Lassalle. [first published: Zürich: Meyer & Zeller, 1863, 55 p.]. A translation of [German Version: 126 KB] " Die Wissenschaft und die Arbeiter. [Eine Vertheidigungsrede vor dem Berliner Criminalgericht gegen die Anklage die besitzlosen Klassen zum Haß und zur Verachtung gegen die Besitzenden öffentlich angereizt zu haben."] By Thorstein Veblen, The University of Chicago. (New York: The International Library Publishing Co., 1900, 84 p.)

[611 KB] The Theory of Business Enterprise. (New York, N.Y.: Scribner's, Sept., 1904, vii, 400 p.)

[632 KB] The Instinct of Workmanship, and the State of the Industrial Arts. (New York, N.Y.: Macmillan, March 1914, ix, 355 p.)

[619 KB] Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution. (New York, N.Y., London: Macmillan/Macmillan, June 1915, viii, 314 p.)

[661 KB] An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of its Perpetuation, (New York, N.Y./London: Macmillan/Macmillan, April 1917, xiii, 367 p.). Later edited as: The Nature of Peace (New York, N.Y.: B.W. Huebsch, Jan. 1919, 367 pp.)

[539 KB] The Higher Learning In America: A Memorandum On the Conduct of Universities By Business Men, (New York, N.Y.: Huebsch, 1918, viii, 286 p.)

The Place of Science in Modern Civilization and other essays, (New York, N.Y.: Huebsch, 1919, 509 p.). Later edited as: "Veblen on Marx, race, science, and economics."
Index only. You can find all essays at the corresponding sites!

[213 KB] The Engineers and the Price System. (New York, N.Y.: B.W. Huebsch, 1921, 169 p.)

[296 KB] "The vested interests and the state of the industrial arts" ("The modern point of view and the new order"). (New York, N.Y.: Huebsch 1919, 183 p.)
Later edited as: The Vested Interests and the Common Man ("The modern point of view and the new order"), (New York, N.Y.: Huebsch, 1923, 445 p.)

1923-1934 (actually U.S. copyright protected. Sorry, no [complete] download possible !)

[847 KB] Absentee Ownership and Business Enterprise in Recent Times. The case of America. (New York, N.Y.: B.W. Huebsch, 1923, 445 p.) - Warning: US. copyright renewed 1951/02/26 (by Becky Meyers/Ann B. Sims).

(Editor and Translator:) The Laxdæla saga; translated from the Icelandic, with an introduction by Thorstein Veblen. (New York, N.Y.: B.W. Huebsch, 1925, xv, 302 p.) - Warning: US. copyright renewed 1953/03/06 (by Becky Meyers/Ann B. Sims). Public Domain text of the Saga, translated into English (not by Veblen!), at SunSITE.Berkeley.EDU.   The Laxdæla Saga (in Old Norse!)

Essays in our changing order. (Edited by Leon Ardzrooni. New York, N.Y.: Viking Press 1934, xviii, 472 p.) - You can find all essays, published before 1923/01/01, at the corresponding sites!

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