Questions tagged [vanity-fair]

"Vanity Fair", published 1847–8, is a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray that satirises British society in the early 19th century. Use with the [william-makepeace-thackeray] tag.

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Why was Fontane's copy of Thackeray's Vanity Fair confiscated by English customs?

When Theodor Fontane travelled to London in September 1855, the three volumes of his copy of William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair were confiscated by customs. As far as I can tell, Vanity Fair ...
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Could Becky Sharp in "Vanity Fair" be considered a Byronic heroine?

I was recently rereading William Makepeace Thackeray's novel, Vanity Fair as it follows the lives of two distinct female characters, Becky Sharp and Emmy Sedley. I also have read that Thackeray ...