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May 5, 1992
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October 29, 1992

Vanity Fair

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Vanity Fair follows the fortunes of two contrasting but inter-linked lives. Through the retiring Amelia Sedley and the brilliant Becky Sharp, Thackeray examines the position of women in an intensely exploitative male world.

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With an Introduction and Notes by Owen Knowles, University of Hull.

Thackeray’s upper-class Regency world is a noisy and jostling commercial fairground, predominantly driven by acquisitive greed and soulless materialism, in which the narrator himself plays a brilliantly versatile role as a serio-comic observer.

Although subtitled A Novel without a Hero, Vanity Fair follows the fortunes of two contrasting but inter-linked lives: through the retiring Amelia Sedley and the brilliant Becky Sharp, Thackeray examines the position of women in an intensely exploitative male world.

When Vanity Fair was published in 1848, Charlotte Brontë commented: ‘The more I read Thackeray’sworks the more certain I am that he stands alone – alone in his sagacity, alone in his truth, alone in his feeling? Thackeray is a Titan.’

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Weight 0.452 lbs
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.6 in
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

951

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.8 (edition:20)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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