Vanity Fair (Google eBook)
"I do not say there is no character as well drawn in Shakespeare [as D'Artagnan]. I do say there is none that I love so wholly."
--Robert Louis Stevenson
"The lasting and universal popularity of The Three Musketeers shows that Dumas, by artlessly expressing his own nature in the persons of his heroes, was responding to that craving for action, strength and generosity which is a fact in all periods and all places."
From the Hardcover edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thatotter - LibraryThing
I didn't love Thackeray's chattiness and tendency to harangue the reader about "Vanity Fair--Vanity Fair!" And I didn't love how the characters' signature traits grew more and more extreme until it ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amerynth - LibraryThing
I'm really not sure where William Makepeace Thackeray's "Vanity Fair" went wrong for me. Classic British literature with a downtrodden orphan and snarky narrator? This should have been right up my ... Read full review
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