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Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero

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Publisher Comments:

No one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth and worldly success than the alluring and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished background to clamber up the class ladder. Her sentimental companion Amelia, however, longs only for caddish soldier George. As the two heroines make their way through the tawdry glamour of Regency society, battles?military and domestic?are fought, fortunes made and lost. The one steadfast and honourable figure in this corrupt world is Dobbin with his devotion to Amelia, bringing pathos and depth to Thackeray's gloriously satirical epic of love and social adventure.

Review:

"There are scenes of all sorts; some dreadful combats, some grand and lofty horse-riding, some scenes of high life, and some of very middling indeed; some love-making for the sentimental, and some light comic business; the whole accompanied by appropriate scenery, and brilliantly illuminated with the Author's own candles." William Makepeace Thackeray

Review:

"In the early numbers of that work he kept the secret at once of his plans--if he had any--and of his power. So poor were the beginnings of the tale that the subsequent numbers ran a great chance of being thrown aside on the faith of the early ones...It was interesting to see how the writer's power grew and accumulated by its own exercise. Number after number of the work seemed to present a new strength drawn out and nourished by the strength of that which preceded. No reader could have pre-pictured the final mastery of hand from the feeble workmanship that laid the first inadequate foundations of that remarkable book." Athenaeum (London), 19th-century

Synopsis:

This official Penguin movie tie-in is the companion book to the major motion picture from Focus Features, releasing in September and starring Reese Witherspoon.

About the Author

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) was born in Calcutta but sent to England at the age of six. A journalist for many years, he wrote many novels with a socially satirical edge, including The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. and, most famously, Vanity Fair.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143034445
Editor:
Carey, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Editor:
Carey, John
Author:
Thackeray, William Makepeace
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Movie-TV Tie-In - General
Subject:
Media Tie-In - General
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20040723
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
872
Dimensions:
7.88x5.12x1.52 in. 1.32 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 872 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143034445 Reviews:
"Review" by , "There are scenes of all sorts; some dreadful combats, some grand and lofty horse-riding, some scenes of high life, and some of very middling indeed; some love-making for the sentimental, and some light comic business; the whole accompanied by appropriate scenery, and brilliantly illuminated with the Author's own candles."
"Review" by , "In the early numbers of that work he kept the secret at once of his plans--if he had any--and of his power. So poor were the beginnings of the tale that the subsequent numbers ran a great chance of being thrown aside on the faith of the early ones...It was interesting to see how the writer's power grew and accumulated by its own exercise. Number after number of the work seemed to present a new strength drawn out and nourished by the strength of that which preceded. No reader could have pre-pictured the final mastery of hand from the feeble workmanship that laid the first inadequate foundations of that remarkable book."
"Synopsis" by , This official Penguin movie tie-in is the companion book to the major motion picture from Focus Features, releasing in September and starring Reese Witherspoon.

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