Christopher Coates (essay date 1993)
SOURCE: Coates, Christopher. “Thackeray's Editors and the Dual Text of Vanity Fair.” Word and Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual Enquiry 9, no. 1 (1993): 39-50.
[In the following essay, Coates examines how the editorial decisions regarding the illustration of Vanity Fair affected the reader's interpretation of the novel.]
One clause of the agreement between William Makepeace Thackeray and his publishers, William Bradbury and Frederick Mullett Evans, for the serial production of Vanity Fair stipulates that:
The said William Makepeace Thackerary undertakes to furnish by the 15th of every month sufficient matter...
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