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Post  Sun, Aug 07 2016, 1:43 pm
I am nearly done with Thackeray's "Vanity Fair," and I'd love to discuss it. Is it really "A Novel without a Hero"? Has anything truly changed? Do we still treat people based on their wealth? Is Becky a sympathetic character after all?

Btw I loved that Thackeray mentioned that the "Hebrew gentlemen" "brought their own provisions" on a cruise Smile
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Post  Sun, Aug 07 2016, 1:53 pm
I read it so long ago I don't remember it. Maybe I will have to read it again.
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Post  Mon, Aug 08 2016, 4:21 pm
Ok, I finished it. Frankly I was kind of disappointed in the ending. Dobbin yelling at Amelia for friendzoning him, the Dobbins refusing to see Becky even though *she's the one that brought them together*, the implication that Becky murdered Jos...
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Post  Mon, Aug 08 2016, 4:56 pm
Started re-reading it -- it had been decades.

I remember it being one of those books that I wanted to like more than I actually liked it. I'll have to see if 30+ years makes a difference.
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