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By: William Makepeace Thackeray
William Makepeace Thackeray subtitled 'Vanity Fair', his masterful comic novel, 'A Novel Without a Hero'. But while this big, baggy eight-hundred page monstrosity of comic characters and situations may lack a hero, it has two of the most memorable characters in English literature: Amelia Sedley and Becky Sharp. The contrapuntal, shifting fortunes of these two women drive the narrative of this big book, painting, along the way, a brilliant satirical portrait of English and European society at the time of the Napoleonic wars. We first meet Amelia and Becky in the opening pages of the novel, leaving Miss Pinkerton's School for the wider world of fortune, love and marriage. Amelia Sedley, the naive, sheltered daughter of a rich London merchant whose fortunes will dramatically change over the course of her life, 'was a dear little creature; and a great mercy it is, both in life and in novels, which (the latter especially) abound in villains of the most sombre sort, that we are to have for a constant companion so guileless and good-natured a person.' In contrast, Becky Sharp, the impoverished orphan of an artist and a French opera singer of dubious repute, was a calculating, amoral social climber. 'Miss Rebecca was not, then, in the least kind or placable . . . but she had the dismal precocity of poverty.' From the opening pages, Thackeray captures the reader's interest in these two characters and carries the reader through marriages, births, deaths, poverty, misfortune, social climbing . . . even the Battle of Waterloo! While Amelia and Becky wind like a long, contrasting thread from the beginning to the end of this story, there are also plots and subplots, intrigues and authorial asides, and one character after another, all of this literary invention keeping the reader incessantly preoccupied and enthralled. Reading 'Vanity Fair' is the furthest thing from 'killing time' (as the dusty, misguided literary critic F. R. Leavis once said); it is, rather, the epitome of the nineteenth century English comic novel, a masterpiece in every sense of the word. Courtesy: Gary Jakaitis
We have received two more books by Magdvin Cszgarna, making a total of five. Two were published a couple of years ago. They range from the back story of the Trojan Wars to a Star Trek: Next Generation script.
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Arlyn and Krisdevon
By: Magdvin Cszgarna
I have not had the opportunity to read this book but it is fairly well written. It appears to be a fantasy/romance. As I have the time I will prepare a real synopsis. Note: It does have adult themes.
By: Magdvin Cszgarna
In 1994 Magdvin Cszgarna next generation submitted a script to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Unfortunately, the show already had been canceled, and the script never was produced. The following is the original submission letter followed by the script. Dear Sir, The enclosed script is based on an idea not like any I have seen previously. The premise is that in intergalactic space there are very old and advanced creatures who earn their living towing broken down starships back to their ports of origin. It is about time the Enterprise broke down and was rescued… for a standard, rather expensive fee. One more thing: One of these old, advanced creatures is fascinated by sex, which it has never previously encountered. In order to offer Troi something in her quest for an understanding of men, it offers to make her one for as long as she likes. It may not be as funny as The Trouble with Tribbles but I hope you will find Break Down amusing. The second half, the sexy part, plays gently with all the long implied sexual natures of the main characters. Read aloud it runs 53 minutes. Sincerely, Magdvin Cszgarna Note: This book is available only for Kindle
By: Magdvin Cszgarna
Hekuba talls the story of the Trojan Wars that Homer never told. This is the back story told by the slave and formerly Queen Hekuba. Here is told all the pain and tragedy that befell the Trojans, all because of an infatuated young man. Note: This book is only available for Kindle
The One That Got Away By: Magdvin Cszgarna
The One That Got Away was written in 1981 and 1982 long before Forrest Gump or The Silence of the Lambs. It was revised slightly in 1989 to reflect the collapse of the Soviet Union. What is interesting about attempts to publish it is not that it was rejected by every major publisher but the nature of the rejection letters it received. Typical of these was one by Bob Guccioni of Penthouse who wrote, 'This is really well written, but it's too weird for me. I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole.' It really does seem to violate a lot of boundaries.
Thurina and Krin
By: Magdvin Cszgarna
This is a nice short story in almost a fairy tale format. It tells of the love of Thurina and Krin and how they promised themselves to each other and no one else. The story takes place in an imaginary place where magic is still possible. Definitely a worth while read.
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