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The Resource At Vanity Fair : from Bunyan to Thackeray, Kirsty Milne, (electronic resource)

At Vanity Fair : from Bunyan to Thackeray, Kirsty Milne, (electronic resource)

Label
At Vanity Fair : from Bunyan to Thackeray
Title
At Vanity Fair
Title remainder
from Bunyan to Thackeray
Statement of responsibility
Kirsty Milne
Creator
Subject
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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Cataloging source
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Milne, Kirsty
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bunyan, John
  • Thackeray, William Makepeace
  • Metaphor in literature
  • English fiction
Label
At Vanity Fair : from Bunyan to Thackeray, Kirsty Milne, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316226551
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
CR9781316226551
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316226551
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908633221
Label
At Vanity Fair : from Bunyan to Thackeray, Kirsty Milne, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316226551
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
CR9781316226551
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316226551
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908633221

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