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Thackeray's Waterloo: History and War in Vanity Fair

Hammond, Mary (2002). Thackeray's Waterloo: History and War in Vanity Fair. Literature and History, 11(2) pp. 19–38.

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This paper examines Thackeray's best-known novel Vanity Fair in the light of mid-19th-Century preoccupations with the Battle of Waterloo as social panacea. It argues that the novel's sophisticated social critique cannot be properly understood without an acknowledgement of the place Waterloo occupied in the national imagination at this time.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0306-1973
Keywords: Thackeray; Vanity Fair; Battle of Waterloo; Nineteenth-Century Literature
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > English
Item ID: 2807
Depositing User: Mary Hammond
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:04
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