Abstract: The article offers an overview of Stead’s response to the bourgeois social order, with special emphasis on her satiric commentary after the Second World War. In particular, Stead’s interest in covert statement and the role of Lenin’s seminal theses on the rentier class and imperialism are traced in The Little Hotel to reveal Stead’s unrelenting espousal of communism and her apparent certainty that the capitalist order was facing imminent overthrow.