Thackeray the Writer

From Journalism to Vanity Fair

  • Authors
  • Edgar F. Harden

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Edgar F. Harden
    Pages 1-33
  3. Edgar F. Harden
    Pages 34-55
  4. Edgar F. Harden
    Pages 56-86
  5. Edgar F. Harden
    Pages 87-116
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    Pages 117-129
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    Pages 130-158
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    Pages 159-183
  9. Edgar F. Harden
    Pages 184-193
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 194-221

About this book


This book conveys Thackeray's development as a book reviewer, journalist, art exhibition critic, short-story writer, satirical essayist and novelist a development that culminates in the creation of his masterpiece, Vanity Fair one of the glories of English imaginative writing. Articulating the connections between these vigorous and lively youthful works, and the growth of Thackeray as an increasingly profound participant observer, Harden reveals the exuberant imaginative growth and deepening understanding of a supremely perceptive critic of human social life.


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