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William Makepeace Thackeray "Vanity Fair". Analysis of the Chapter Xlviii
Satire in Vanity Fair
He is known for his satirical works, particularly his novel Vanity Fair , a panoramic portrait of British society, and the novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon , which was adapted for a film by Stanley Kubrick. Richmond died in , which caused Anne to send her son to England that same year, while she remained in India. The ship on which he travelled made a short stopover at Saint Helena , where the imprisoned Napoleon was pointed out to him. Once in England he was educated at schools in Southampton and Chiswick , and then at Charterhouse School , where he became a close friend of John Leech.
Vanity Fair Summary
Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero, the first major work published by William Thackeray under his own name, was published serially in London in and Previously, under various comic pseudonyms such as Michael Angelo Titmarsh and George Savage Fitzboodle Thackeray made clear, both in his role as the narrator of Vanity Fair and in his private correspondence about the book, that he meant it to be not just entertaining, but instructive. Like all satire, Vanity Fair has a mission and a moral. The first published installment had an illustration on its cover of a congregation listening to a preacher; both speaker and listeners were shown with donkey ears.
I happen to have read quite a number of classic English novels in the last few months: Jane Eyre , Middlemarch , Tom Jones , Emma , and now Vanity Fair If you go back just a little farther but still recent, I read David Copperfield , and two 20th century Virginia Woolf novels. You may or may not want to count my reading of the complete works of Shakespeare c. Many of those are very close I could see possibly flip flopping Jane Eyre and Tom Jones , Tom Jones and Middlemarch , or Emma and Vanity Fair , for instance , but broadly speaking I was better able to get into the ones I read first than the ones I read more recently.