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July 30, 2010


Speaking of old classics that need a revival, I just finished "Vanity Fair." The book (of course) is so much better than the movie. But in reading the book, it is almost like watching the dramas play within the news stories of today. The characters (the social climber, the elitist snobs, the down to earth good people, those who are trampled upon, the drunks, the gamblers, etc.) they all seem so familiar. Even the premise of the book Vanity of vanities! All is vanity!" (Ecc 1:2), rings so true today! I honestly think that everyone who has wealth, power, or looks should read or re-read this book--it is that shocking!

I've never read it! Or seen the movie ... From your description, it reminds me of "The House of Mirth," which I loved. I should check it out soon ...

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