This week I’m diving into a classic that I’ve never read before and don’t really know much about. It is Vanity Fair by William Thackeray originally published in 1848. Thackeray was a contemporary of Charles Dickens (his literary rival) and Alfred Tennyson (his friend). He led an interesting life and traveled extensively. From his experiences he produced a long list of novels and several travel books. While Dickens portrayed the serious side of Victorian England, Thackeray preferred a satirical glimpse of English society.

This is a hefty novel, well over 700 pages, so I may be reading it for quite some time. Click the picture below for more info.