THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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William Makepeace Thackeray Literary Criticism

Vanity Fair

An essay by Cree LeFavour of New York University which examines the character of Becky Sharp from within the context of a reaction to the cultural intentions of popular American domestic fiction.
An essay by Nicola Minott-Ahl exploring the London of Thackeray's novel as a fictional dystopia, with reference to the work of John Stuart Mill.

Pendennis

A paper by Sarah Rose Cole of Columbia University exploring this novel and Balzac's Lost Illusions. Amidst other arguments, it suggests "Pendennis forms a point of intersection between the British and French national traditions of the Bildungsroman".