Vanity Fair

Un libro in lingua di Thackeray William Makepeace Shillingsburg Peter L. (EDT) edito da W W Norton & Co Inc, 1995

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The text of this Norton Critical Edition of Thackeray's acclaimed 1848novel is based on the Garland edition, the text approved by the ModernLanguage Association.  The text is fully annotated and is accompanied byall of the author's original illustrations as well as a textualappendix.

"Backgrounds and Contexts" is arranged under three headings.  "Compositionand Publication History" combines modern scholarship with contemporarymaterials to elucidate the novel's composition and publication historyand present different aspects of Thackeray's life and work.

"Reception" reprints ten contemporary reviews, both published andunpublished, that suggest the tone of Vanity Fair's initial reception.

"Contexts" includes materials relating to governesses, historical novels,the Battle of Waterloo and the military, bankruptcy, regency fashions,and the London landscape, all of which figure prominently in the novel.

Criticism is a collection of nine essays written between 1900 and 1990that reveal the developing response to Vanity Fair.  William C.Brownell, David Cecil, G. Armour Craig, John Loofbourow, Peter K.Garrett, Richard Barickman, Susan MacDonald, Myra Stark, Ina Ferris,Catherine Peters, and James Phelan provide varied perspectives.

A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

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