Vanity Fair Part II

We're back this month with the second half of Vanity Fair, rejoining Becky, Amelia, Dobbin, and some new faces, the Marquis of Steyne and some children being raised more and less well. We discuss shawls, colonialism, sex and shopping novels, how Becky has receipts, and Thackery: Secret Marxist?

Recommendations:

An 1865 review of Vanity Fair in Atlantic Magazine  https://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/unbound/classrev/vanityfa.htm 

The romance novels of Courtney Milan and Tessa Dare

Millenium Girl by Coerte Felske (I cannot vouch for how well or not this has aged, but it is a sex and shopping novel)

The Road to Vindaloo by David Burnett and Helen Saberi

The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple, also this essay about the East India Company as the original corporate raiders  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/04/east-india-company-original-corporate-raiders 

Candide

Episode 13: Vanity Fair Part I