Catherine Siemann's Reviews > The History of Pendennis: His Fortunes & Misfortunes, His Friends & His Greatest Enemy

The History of Pendennis by William Makepeace Thackeray
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Jan 04, 12

bookshelves: victorians
Read from October 22, 2011 to January 04, 2012

This one starts out slow, with the protagonist's youthful infatuation with an actress, but picks up speed and more engaging social satire after he moves to London. A few characters are tedious caricatures, and the wit isn't quite as biting as in Vanity Fair, but on the other hand there is a character or two with some actual sense and principle, as well as a parade of Thackeray's usual fools, rogues, and etc.

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