vanity fair magazine

Vanity Fair has been the title of at least five magazines, including an 1859–1863 American publication, an 1868–1914 English publication, and an unrelated 1902-1904 New York magazine, a 1913–1936 American publication edited by Condé Nast, which was revived in 1983.

Vanity Fair was notably a fictitious place ruled by Beelzebub, in the book Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. Later use of the name was influenced by the well-known 1847-1848 novel of the same name by William Makepeace Thackeray.

British Vanity Fair 1868-1914
Vanity Fair U.S. magazine 1902-1904
American Vanity Fair 1913-1936
American Vanity Fair 1983-present


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