Passage of the Day: William Thackery’s “Vanity Fair”

William Thackeray (1811-1863) was at one point as popular as Charles Dickens. Vanity Fair was, as common in Britain, published in serialized format between 1847-48 and was a wickedly satirical look at the English upper classes full of louts, buffoons, fortune hunters and a crumbling aristocracy

“When men of a certain sort, ladies, are in love, though they see the hook and string, and the whole apparatus with which they are to be taken, they gorge the bait nevertheless-they must come to it-they must swallow it-and are presently struck and landed gasping.”

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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