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Vanity Fair was the first work that Thackeray published under his own name. Extremely well-received at the time, it is now remembered as a classic of English literature. While the novel satirizes society in early 19th-century England, Thackeray meant the book to be not only entertaining but also instructive.
A tragicomedy that recounts the conflict between Catherine, a dull but sweet daughter, and her brilliant domineering father as Catherine slowly develops maturity and independence. "Everybody likes Washington Square, even the denigrators of Henry James," wrote critic Donald Hall.
The personal account of a field ambulance commander.
Itís full of humour and sympathy for both sides.
The Australian love of swimming and the beach makes an appearance, even though the beach was in the line of fire of Turkish positions.
The first major writing to gain recognition for Ivan Turgenev these short stories reflect his own observations of the abuse of the peasants and the injustice of the Russian system. The publication of the stories led to his house arrest, and contributed to the abolishment of serfdom.
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