Thackeray's Waterloo: History and War in Vanity Fair.
Literature and History, 11(2) pp. 19–38.
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.
||Thackeray; Vanity Fair; Battle of Waterloo; Nineteenth-Century Literature
||Arts > English
||19 Jun 2006
||02 Dec 2010 19:48
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