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The Resource At Vanity Fair : from Bunyan to Thackeray, Kirsty Milne

At Vanity Fair : from Bunyan to Thackeray, Kirsty Milne

Label
At Vanity Fair : from Bunyan to Thackeray
Title
At Vanity Fair
Title remainder
from Bunyan to Thackeray
Statement of responsibility
Kirsty Milne
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At Vanity Fair tells the story of Bunyan's powerful metaphor, exploring how Vanity Fair was transformed from an emblem of sin and persecution into a showcase for celebrity, wealth and power. This literary history, focusing on reception, adaptation and influence, traces the fictional representation of Vanity Fair over three centuries from John Bunyan's masterpiece, The Pilgrim's Progress (1678), to William Makepeace Thackeray's own Vanity Fair (1847-8). It explores the influence of anonymous journalists and booksellers alongside well-known authors including Ben Jonson, Samuel Richardson and Thomas Carlyle. Over time, Bunyan's dystopian fantasy has been altered and repurposed to characterise consumer capitalism, channelling memories that inform and unsettle modern hedonism. By tracking the idea of 'Vanity Fair' against this shifting background, the book illuminates the relationship between the individual and the collective imagination, between what is culturally available and what is creatively impelled"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Milne, Kirsty
Dewey number
823/.009372
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.M475
LC item number
M55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bunyan, John
  • Thackeray, William Makepeace
  • Metaphor in literature
  • English fiction
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • English fiction
  • Metaphor in literature
Label
At Vanity Fair : from Bunyan to Thackeray, Kirsty Milne
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: the boy at the Royal Exchange; 1. 'Copying from life': the literal and the literary in Bunyan's Vanity Fair -- 2. Reforming Bartholomew Fair: Bunyan, Jonson, and the transmission of a trope -- 3. 'More moderate now than formerly': re-writing Vanity Fair, 1684-1700 -- 4. 'Gay ideas of Vanity-Fair': transforming Bunyan in the eighteenth century -- 5. 'Manager of the performance': Thackeray's Vanity Fair -- Conclusion: the fair in vogue; Afterword Sharon Achinstein
Control code
899949287
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 228 pages
Isbn
9781107105850
Lccn
2014048683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)899949287
Label
At Vanity Fair : from Bunyan to Thackeray, Kirsty Milne
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: the boy at the Royal Exchange; 1. 'Copying from life': the literal and the literary in Bunyan's Vanity Fair -- 2. Reforming Bartholomew Fair: Bunyan, Jonson, and the transmission of a trope -- 3. 'More moderate now than formerly': re-writing Vanity Fair, 1684-1700 -- 4. 'Gay ideas of Vanity-Fair': transforming Bunyan in the eighteenth century -- 5. 'Manager of the performance': Thackeray's Vanity Fair -- Conclusion: the fair in vogue; Afterword Sharon Achinstein
Control code
899949287
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 228 pages
Isbn
9781107105850
Lccn
2014048683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)899949287

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