The middle class is a class of people in the middle of a societal hierarchy. In Weberian socio-economic terms, the middle class is the broad group of people in contemporary society who fall socio-economically between the working class and upper class. The common measures of what constitutes middle class vary significantly between cultures.
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“For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious applicationwhy, the novel is practically the retail business all over again.”
—Howard Nemerov (19201991)
“In the middle classes the gifted son of a family is always the poorestusually a writer or artist with no sense for speculationand in a family of peasants, where the average comfort is just over penury, the gifted son sinks also, and is soon a tramp on the roadside.”
—J.M. (John Millington)