Arcadian Simplicity

Initial “B” portraying an Arcadian simplicity by W.M. Thackeray, 1848. Wood-engraving by Swain. 2 x 2 ½ inches, from Vanity Fair, p.84. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Image scan and text by Simon Cooke. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. ]


Thackeray, W.M. Vanity Fair. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848; later issue, 1849

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Created 1 February 2015