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Thackeray the Writer

From Pendennis to Denis Duval

  • Authors
  • Edgar F. Harden
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Edgar F. Harden
    Pages 1-28
  3. Edgar F. Harden
    Pages 70-93
  4. Edgar F. Harden
    Pages 94-142
  5. Edgar F. Harden
    Pages 143-159
  6. Edgar F. Harden
    Pages 160-180
  7. Edgar F. Harden
    Pages 181-214
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 215-238

About this book

Introduction

This book conveys Thackeray's development as a novelist, lecturer in Great Britain and the United States, familiar essayist, and shaper of cultural awareness as editor of a major new journal - a development especially growing out of the achievement of Vanity Fair , where he has so powerfully articulated the comical and absurd system of forces defining the human existence that he and his readers shared. Articulating the connections among Thackeray's varied work and activities, Harden reveals the broadening imaginative growth and deepening understanding of a supremely insightful perceiver and critic of human life.

Keywords

Britain eighteenth century English essay Great Britain growth history history of literature humour journal understanding USA

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