Vanity Fair

Title

The book's title comes from John Bunyan's allegorical story The Pilgrim's Progress,[2] first published in 1678 and still widely read at the time of Thackeray's novel. In that work, "Vanity Fair" refers to a stop along the pilgrim's route: a never-ending fair held in a town called Vanity, which is meant to represent man's sinful attachment to worldly things. [3][4]


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