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Vanity Fair (Vintage Classics)

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Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero is an unparalleled satire of 19th Century British Society, written by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) and originally published in serial format from 1847 to 1848.

Meet the charming and cunning Becky Sharp, insinuating upward through the social ranks with the fervor of Napoleon plowing through Europe, and the subtlety of a butterfly.

More so than any other picaresque character, Becky Sharp's name has become synonymous with a gold-digging, amoral, opportunistic social charmer who is also shrewd and strong — a portrait of a complex woman of her time.

She is the anti-heroine you love to hate, and yet at the same time cannot help but secretly admire her methods.

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GB

Synopsis:

“I think I could be a good woman if I had five thousand a year.” -Becky Sharp

Becky Sharp is a poor orphan when she first makes friends with the lovely Amelia Sedley at Miss Pinkertons Academy for Young Ladies. She may not have the natural advantages of her companion but she more than makes up for it with her wit, charm, deviousness and determination to make a success of herself whatever the cost. Vanity Fair is the story of Beckys rise and fall as she gambles, manipulates and seduces her way through high society and the Napoleonic wars.

About the Author

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863) was a satirist who wrote such works as Catherine, The FitzBoodle PapersThe Luck of Barry Lyndon, and The Snobs of England before he published his masterpiece, Vanity Fair, in 1847.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780099518938
Author:
Thackeray, William Makepeace
Publisher:
Vintage Classics
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
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Subject:
fiction;classic;classics;19th century;novel;literature;british;satire;england;victorian;english literature;british literature;english;romance;classic literature;historical fiction;society;thackeray;napoleonic wars;19th century literature;women;victorian l
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Classics
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.00 in 1.16 lb

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Becky Sharp is a poor orphan when she first makes friends with the lovely Amelia Sedley at Miss Pinkertons Academy for Young Ladies. She may not have the natural advantages of her companion but she more than makes up for it with her wit, charm, deviousness and determination to make a success of herself whatever the cost. Vanity Fair is the story of Beckys rise and fall as she gambles, manipulates and seduces her way through high society and the Napoleonic wars.

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