Vanity Fair by W. M. Thackeray

Vanity Fair

byW. M. Thackeray

Kobo ebook | November 18, 2010

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Becky Sharp is the most alluring yet ruthless heroine ever to climb the social ladder. From sordid bohemian beginnings she moves upwards through Regency society, betraying her husband, her friend Amelia and all who cross her in her determination to acquire power.

In post-war London after Waterloo, Becky continues her manipulative schemes but finds herself thwarted by personal and social forces.

Title:Vanity FairFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 18, 2010Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0297857304

ISBN - 13:9780297857303

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVED this book I loved this book, it is not a quick read and to some may be daunting, but It was definitely enjoyable through and through.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Book A classic, definitely worth the read. A long book that certainly lags in certain areas, but a rewarding read all the same.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply astounding Quite simply one of the best novels ever written. The story is supurb, the characters wonderful and vivid. It's a classic. Any well read person needs to include this in their library.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sculpted by a Mirror Vanity Fair was an enthralling tale, written with perseverance truth, and reality. Becky Sharp had this idealistic logic, that was much frowned upon in the Napoleonic times, as woman were to be braced upon the image of a wilted flower. She was witty, and strong-willed, though wasn't in the least bit meek or, in defiance, like Miss Pinkerton painted her to be. She was made of a different structure, and I'm sure had most of the characteristics of Isabella Shawe, Thackeray's wife-the young lady unnoticed, decided, and with no intention whatsoever of having any discreetness in her future; rather, a simple voice of background to entitle what they were to be. Amelia Sedley was this idealistic stature, being both of privilege and of a life that has been spread before her, though being quaint and away from scandal, as well. She was heroic yet not the person you wished upon, for both Becky and Amelia were hopeful and in a way managed to be that of Angelic figures in the end. The romance was suspenceful, full of the fluttered feeling one gets when one has the whole England materialism of being, 'Not good enough', or better yet, with not enough good in them. The plotting and scheming and the ideas of this novel was thought out and deciphered to be as marvelous a piece as Cold Mountain.
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