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Thackeray’s Canvass of Humanity

An Author and His Public

Robert A. Colby

Front Matter
Table of Contents, List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Note on Documentation
Introduction: The Protean Thackeray
Part 1. “The Humorous Ego”: Panoramic Vision
1. “The Whole Edifice of Humanity”
2. “Literaryture and the Fine Harts”
3. “The Great Drama of the World”
4. “Our Darling Romances”
Part 2. “The Laughing Philosopher”: Fraser’s Period
5. Catherine; or, “Unmixed Rascality”
6. The Great Hoggarty Diamond: A Moral and Economical Tale
7. Barry Lyndon: Irish Heroes and Demireps
Part 3. “The Punch Connexion”: The Moralist of the Booths
8. Vanity Fair; or, the Mysteries of Mayfair
9. Pendennis; or, the Man of the World
Part 4. “The Week–Day Preacher”: The Novelist as Public Educator
10. Henry Esmond; or, the Complete Cavalier
11. The Newcomes: Families Respectable and Otherwise
12.The Virginians: The Old World and the New
13. “The Preacher of Cornhill”: Roundabout and Retrospect
Chronology
Index
Back Matter

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