I may have read the Mad Magazine version a long time ago, I seem to have a very vague recollection of it. I certainly greatly enjoyed The Simpsons version! If you start following my blog you will receive updates on all publishing-related news.
I had read a couple other things by William Makepeace Thackeray, but never yet his most famous novel, Vanity Fair. (I've called this an Old Bestseller Review, a nod to this blog's original purpose -- not because I have bestseller lists dating to the 1840s but because Vanity Fair was definitely a sensation on its appearance.) I absolutely love Thackeray's great historical novel, Henry Esmond, which I review here:
You guys should really read the original letter b/f you go off half-cocked (but then again it is a blog and a comment stream so I guess there is no hope of people actually getting the information they need before they open their fat mouths): -half-hearted-acceptance-letter/ 2b1af7f3a8