Litstack Recs: Vanity Fair & Slade House

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Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray The early nineteenth century didn’t have reality television, but it did have William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair—and if you’re in need of a novel to escape into, this is the one. Vanity Fair is a classic of social-climbing, backbiting, profligate behavior, and true love. Subtitled A Novel Without a [….]

LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite Politically Satirical/Guilty Pleasure Reads

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We just couldn’t make up our minds. Some of the folks on the staff were beyond tired of hearing about anything political. (We know a few of you are as well). Others, however, knew that they wanted to discuss the satirically political books they loved the most. And since the weather is turning, or down [….]