Vanity Fair

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Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero

Vanity Fair (1848)[edit]

Chapter LXII[edit]

  • And as every one of their dear sex is the rival of the rest of her kind, timidity passes for folly in their charitable judgements; and gentleness for dullness; and silence -- which is but timid denial of the unwelcome assertion of ruling folks, and tacit protestantism -- above all, finds no mercy at the hands of the female Inquisition.
    • The narrator