Fictional Managers: William Thackeray’s Miss Pinkerton

William Thackeray’s 1876 novel Vanity Fair opens with the introduction of Miss Barbara Pinkerton, the manager of Chiswick Mall, a sort of finishing school for young ladies. Miss Pinkerton’s managerial style in running the Mall is mainly presented through her interaction with her sister, Miss Jemima, in preparing for the departure of the novel’s heroine, … Continue reading Fictional Managers: William Thackeray’s Miss Pinkerton