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5.0 out of 5 stars I read it with a smile on my face, 21 July 2009
This review is from: Vanity Fair (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback)
You may have read all the other reviews and still be wondering if you should tackle this 800 page Victorian novel. After all, it will involve a lot of reading hours. So let me stress one thing above all else: it is a very funny book. Repeat: it is a very funny book. Not laugh-out-loud gags but page after page of delicious irony as Thackeray dissects the follies of his characters. I chuckled away for weeks and it was a real loss when I finished the final page.
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Initial post: 21 Sep 2009 13:12:29 BDT
vonMoltke says:
How I share your feelings!!! I'm just at page 200, but I've been reading that astonishing book since the beginning with a cheerful smile on my face, too! It's giving me some of the happiest moments in my day. Pity all other people seeing me smiling while reading on the train can't understand! If I just think that it has been lying on the bookshelf for over a year, before I finally decided to start this amazing journey in Regency England...

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Dec 2011 19:57:41 GMT
Eileen Shaw says:
I must agree - it is tremendous fun as well as instructive and the masterly thing is the voice of the author, chiding, satirizing and jollying one along, rather like a favourite uncle that one can confide in with absolute confidence.
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