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a Fellow Observer and Collector

18 November, 2009

The Morning Chronicle, 13 May 1847

I passionately recommend reading Thackeray’s Vanity Fair.  The above article is a review of the novel, and it goes on to say:

‘Fancy some few hundred years come and gone.  Fancy a student turning to the pages, buried–buried but not rotten–of the ficticious literature of the nineteenth century, in search of a true picture of…London…[where] would he find the most satisfactory, the most true, the most intelligible picture?  We say in “Vanity Fair”.’

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