Some Aspects of Thackeray

Some Aspects of Thackeray

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Some Aspects of Thackeray

Some Aspects of Thackeray

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THACKERAY was always proud to hold a brief for the dignity of his calling and it was, therefore, with no little irritation that one day early in 1850 he found himself arraigned by two London papers, the Examiner and the Morning Chronicle , by the latter for "fostering a baneful prejudice" against literary men; by the former for "stooping to flatter" this prejudice in the public mind, and condescending to caricature his literary fellow-labourers in order to pay court to "the non-literary class." The attack was based upon the portrayal of the literary men who figured in the novel of "Pendennis." Thackeray's reply was very much to the point. In the first place he . . .

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