Vanity Fair

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Vanity Fair

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Charlotte Bronte (as Currer Bell) to her publisher, W. S. Williams, 29 March 1848: <br/><br/> "You mention Thackeray and the last number of ""Vanity Fair."" The more I read Thackeray"s works, the more certain I am that he stands alone &mdash; alone in his sagacity, alone in his truth, alone in his feeling (his feeling, though he makes no noise about it, is about the most genuine that ever lived on a printed page), alone in his power, alone in his simplicity, alone in his self- control. Thackeray is a Titan, so strong that he can afford to perform with calm the most herculean feats [...] his is never the energy of delirium &mdash; his energy is sane energy, deliberate energy, thoughtful energy. The last number of ""Vanity Fair"" proves this peculiarly. Forcible, exciting in its force, still more impressive than exciting, carrying on the interest of the narrative in a flow, deep, resistless, it is still quiet &mdash; as quiet as reflection, as quiet as memory; and to me there are parts of it that sound as solemn as an oracle [...] Thackeray is unique."

Source

The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence

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Vanity Fair

Reading experience
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ukred-28558

Evidence

Charlotte Bronte (as Currer Bell) to her publisher, W. S. Williams, 29 March 1848: <br/><br/> "You mention Thackeray and the last number of ""Vanity Fair."" The more I read Thackeray"s works, the more certain I am that he stands alone &mdash; alone in his sagacity, alone in his truth, alone in his feeling (his feeling, though he makes no noise about it, is about the most genuine that ever lived on a printed page), alone in his power, alone in his simplicity, alone in his self- control. Thackeray is a Titan, so strong that he can afford to perform with calm the most herculean feats [...] his is never the energy of delirium &mdash; his energy is sane energy, deliberate energy, thoughtful energy. The last number of ""Vanity Fair"" proves this peculiarly. Forcible, exciting in its force, still more impressive than exciting, carrying on the interest of the narrative in a flow, deep, resistless, it is still quiet &mdash; as quiet as reflection, as quiet as memory; and to me there are parts of it that sound as solemn as an oracle [...] Thackeray is unique."

Source

The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence

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The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence
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"You mention Thackeray and the last number of ""Vanity Fair."" The more I read Thackeray"s 
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