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Vanity Fair Text

  • Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is William Thackeray's celebrated satirical novel of 19th century British society. Vanity Fair follows the rags-to-riches tale of the captivating and ruthless Becky Sharpe as she navigates her way through London society with fearsome determination and ambition.

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2008
  • This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray that satirizes society in early 19th-century England. The term "vanity fair" originates from the allegorical story The Pilgrim''s Progress, published...

    Publisher : MobileReference.com
    published : 2008
  • Set during the Napoleonic wars, Vanity Fair follows Becky Sharp as she cuts a swathe through Regency society. War, money, and national identity are the themes of Thackeray's great satirical novel, as it exposes a world on the make. In Becky, Thackeray created one of the most memorable female characters in Victorian fiction.

    Publisher : OUP Oxford
    published : 2015
  • Becky Sharp is a poor orphan when she first makes friends with the lovely Amelia Sedley at Miss Pinkerton's 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...

    Publisher : Random House
    published : 2009
  • 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,...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 2006
  • With a selection of letters by Charlotte Brontë. ' Vanitas Vanitatum ! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?' 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...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 2012
  • On a broad and colourful canvas, extending from urban and rural England to Waterloo and the continental haunts of exiles, Thackeray gives us one of the greatest social-satirical novels in the language-one of the most entertaining and profound, and, in the person of Becky Sharp, we have one of literature's most resourceful, attractive, and amoral...

    Publisher : Oxford University Press
    published : 2008
  • A sprawling epic novel that narrates the struggle of people to gain money and the part it plays in determining the pattern of their lives. Thackeray introduces us to two heroines and it is through them and their various ordeals that he satirizes the materialism and shallowness of society. With its stark realism, vivid characterization and gripping...

    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2009
  • Set against the backdrop of the Waterloo campaign during Napoleon?s Hundred Days, Vanity Fair tells the story of two very different women: Rebecca (Becky) Sharp and Amelia Sedley. Their education complete, Becky and Amelia set out into the world, where their lives follow different paths from a moral, social, and material perspective. Becky?s beauty,...

    Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
    published : 2013
  • Set against the backdrop of the Waterloo campaign during Napoleon?s Hundred Days, Vanity Fair tells the story of two very different women: Rebecca (Becky) Sharp and Amelia Sedley. Their education complete, Becky and Amelia set out into the world, where their lives follow different paths from a moral, social, and material perspective. Becky?s beauty,...

    Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
    published : 2013