Thackeray’s Cultural Frame of Reference

Allusion in The Newcomes

  • R. D. McMaster

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
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About this book


This study of "The Newcomes" explores the cultural density found within the novel and reveals how Thackeray exploited allusion in order to present an archetypal and cyclical vision of life, questioning the status and value of fictions and blurring distinctions between history and fiction.


fiction novel Victorian era

Authors and affiliations

  • R. D. McMaster
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AlbertaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature & Performing Arts Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-12027-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-12025-3
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