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At Vanity Fair : from Bunyan to Thackeray

Author: Kirsty Milne
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At Vanity Fair tells the story of Bunyan's powerful metaphor, exploring how Vanity Fair was transformed from an emblem of sin and persecution into a showcase for celebrity, wealth and power. This literary history, focusing on reception, adaptation and influence, traces the fictional representation of Vanity Fair over three centuries from John Bunyan's masterpiece, The Pilgrim's Progress (1678), to William Makepeace  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Bunyan; William Makepeace Thackeray; John Bunyan; William Makepeace Thackeray
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kirsty Milne
ISBN: 9781316226551 1316226557 9781316321034 1316321037
OCLC Number: 908633221
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: the boy at the Royal Exchange; 1. 'Copying from life': the literal and the literary in Bunyan's Vanity Fair --
2. Reforming Bartholomew Fair: Bunyan, Jonson, and the transmission of a trope --
3. 'More moderate now than formerly': re-writing Vanity Fair, 1684-1700 --
4. 'Gay ideas of Vanity-Fair': transforming Bunyan in the eighteenth century --
5. 'Manager of the performance': Thackeray's Vanity Fair --
Conclusion: the fair in vogue; Afterword Sharon Achinstein.
Responsibility: Kirsty Milne ; afterword by Sharon Achinstein.

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Explores how Vanity Fair transformed from its Puritan origins as an emblem of sin into a modern celebration of hedonism.  Read more...

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