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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English


  • English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism,
  • England -- Social life and customs.

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SeriesColumbia university studies in English and comparative literature, no. 123
LC ClassificationsPR868 F3 R65
The Physical Object
Number of Pages223
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20087252M

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  (). SILVER-FORKS AND DOUBLE STANDARDS: GORE, THACKERAY AND THE PROBLEM OF PARODY. Women's Writing: Vol. 16, Silver Fork Fiction, pp. Cited by: 3.   Silver Fork Society: Fashionable Life and Literature from – London: Constable, E-mail Citation» This study concentrates on the social context. While somewhat dismissive of the novels under discussion, it presents a useful overview of the background and also the cultural relevance of the society that produced silver fork fiction. Vanity Fair, novel of early 19th-century English society by William Makepeace Thackeray, published serially in monthly installments from to and in book form in Thackeray’s previous writings had been published either unsigned or under pseudonyms; Vanity Fair was the first work he published under his own name. The novel takes its title from the place designated as the centre of. Vanity Fair is an English novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, which follows the lives of Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley amid their friends and families during and after the Napoleonic was first published as a volume monthly serial from to , carrying the subtitle Pen and Pencil Sketches of English Society, reflecting both its satirisation of early 19th-century British.

Ironically, early silver-fork novels of the twenties were openly marketed as providing the insider’s insights into high life. The genre, in fact, owed much of its popularity to the advertising skills of Henry Colburn, the publisher of almost all silver-fork novels as well as of the New Monthly Magazine. Thackeray. After , however, silver fork novels were largely ignored. It was not until that Matthew Rosa published the fi rst book on them, The Silver - Fork School: Novels of Fashion Preceding Vanity Fair. Rosa does a thorough job of describing silver fork novelists and summarizing their works, but, as his subtitle suggests, he sees. The Victorians and the Eighteenth Century The Silver-Fork School: Novels of Fashion Preceding Vanity Fair St Clair,William. The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period Jan Matthew Rosa, The Silver-Fork School: Novels of Fashion preceding Vanity Fair (New York: Columbia University Press, ); Google Scholar Alison Adburgham, Silver Fork Society: Fashionable Life and Literature from – (London: Constable, ).

  Aatish Taseer, author of The Way Things Were (), is that rare writer who, like V.S. Naipaul (the Trinidad-born British writer and Nobel Prize winner), can move powerfully between novels . The movie Vanity Fair () is based on one of the most beloved of all 19th century novels, by the same name, written by William Makepiece Thackeray, a contemporary and friend of Charles Dickens. The movie opens by introducing our two heroines, Rebecca . () Vanity Fair is a story of two heroines--one humble, the other scheming and social climbing--who meet in boarding school and embark on markedly different lives. Amid the swirl of London's posh ballrooms and affairs of love and war, their fortunes rise and fall. Through it all, Thackeray lampoons the shallow values of his society, reserving the most pointed barbs for the upper crust. Boucher, Abigail. “The Business Model of the Aristocracy: Class, Consumerism, and Commodification in the Silver Fork Novels.” Nineteenth-Century .