Thackeray's "Vanity Fair" (19114)

Please note new date arrangement and time: Three Wednesdays: Class will start on October 16, (skip 23), 30 and (skip Nov 6), Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to Noon.

Price: 
$90.00 (10% off for members)

In this course we will immerse ourselves in William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel of 1848, Vanity Fair. A door-stopper of a novel, its 666 pages are filled with delightful social sketches and a plot that takes its cast of characters to the Battle of Waterloo and back to England. We will think through Vanity Fair’s status as a historical novel, written in a turbulent moment in England (the so-called “Hungry Forties”) but placed in a distant but still memorable (for his original readers) past. Among our many topics of discussion will be Thackeray’s role as “stage manager” and moral commentator, his depiction of social hierarchies, and his engaging, if wicked, creation, Becky Sharp – who the New York Times, reviewing Kate Hamill’s recent stage adaptation of Thackeray’s novel, recognized as a “nasty woman” for our times. Please note new date arrangement and time: Three Wednesdays: Class will start on October 16, (skip 23), 30 and (skip Nov 6), Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to Noon.

Maria Frawley is a Professor of English at George Washington University, where she teaches courses in nineteenth-century literature and regularly offers seminars on Jane Austen. She has authored books and articles on nineteenth-century women writers, including Jane Austen, Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Harriet Martineau. Co-editor of the forthcoming Companion to Jane Austen with Routledge University Press, she is also at work on a book titled Keywords of Jane Austen’s Fiction.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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By William Makepeace Thackeray, John Carey (Editor), John Carey (Introduction by), John Carey (Notes by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780141439839
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003