Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity Fair

byWilliam Makepeace Thackeray

Paperback | May 1, 2013

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Two young women, Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley, leave Miss Pinkerton's Academy together. They are friends, yet the witty and flirtatious Becky looks set to outdo the passive, sweet-natured Amelia with her ruthless determination to grab what she can in life. And so all kinds of battles and fortunes are won and lost against a backdrop of the Napoleonic wars.

Thackeray's satire and corruption at every level of English society is rightly subtitled 'a novel without a hero', since none of its characters have improved themselves by the end. However, it was a success from its first appearance in 1847 and remains one of the greatest comic novels.

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William Makepeace Thackeray was born in Calcutta, India, where his father was in service to the East India Company. After the death of his father in 1816, he was sent to England to attend school. Upon reaching college age, Thackeray attended Trinity College, Cambridge, but he left before completing his degree. Instead, he devoted his t...
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Title:Vanity FairFormat:PaperbackPublished:May 1, 2013Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1848376111

ISBN - 13:9781848376113

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