Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ten of the best visits to Brighton in literature

For the Guardian, John Mullan tagged a list of ten of the best visits to Brighton in literature.

One novel on the list:
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Good but wet Amelia Sedley marries George Osborne and they go to Brighton for their honeymoon. "Brighton, a clean Naples with genteel lazzaroni – for Brighton, that always looks brisk, gay, and gaudy, like a harlequin's jacket". Brighton, where rou├ęs and women of doubtful virtue forgather, and where Amelia will again encounter Becky Sharp, Queen of Vanity Fair.
Read about another book on the list.

Vanity Fair also appears on Thomas Mallon's list and John Mullan's list of ten of the best pianos in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue