Vanity Fair

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ISBN: BCUL:1092909039
Release Date: 1853
Number of pages: 584
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
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In Vanity Fair

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ISBN: 0859675971
Release Date: 1982
Number of pages: 275
Author: Roy T. Matthews
Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Vanity Fair

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ISBN: 9781329573239
Release Date: 2015-06-29
Number of pages: 537
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Publisher: Sheba Blake Publishing

Download and read online Vanity Fair in PDF and EPUB Vanity Fair was a published as a serial during 1847- 48 by William Makepeace Thackeray. An English journalist and novelist who specialized in satire, Thackeray also published works under pseudonyms such as Michael Angelo Titmarsh and George Savage Fitzboodle. His novel Vanity Fair derives its title from a location in Bunyan's allegorical work, A Pilgrim's Progress, which features an endless fair of sin and vice meant to distract man from his higher nature. Whereas Bunyan's was a prolonged indictment of the bleakness of human nature, Thackeray's work was more a work of entertainment, one which became an immediate critical hit. It is to this day considered a treasured work of English literature. In the era of monthly installments with cliffhanger chapters (for which Dan Brown would make a bagillion dollars doing), Vanity Fair ruled the day. It's a grande soap opera; a literary Sex in the City. It hooked the whole reading public of London for a year and a half and propelled Thackeray to fame.


Vanity Fair

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ISBN: NYPL:33433096045657
Release Date: 1876
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Vanity Fair

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ISBN: UOM:39015062078988
Release Date: 2005
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Vanity Fair

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ISBN: 9783736807273
Release Date: 2017-05-22
Number of pages: 1207
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Publisher: BookRix

Download and read online Vanity Fair in PDF and EPUB Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is a novel by English author William Makepeace Thackeray. The subtitle, A Novel without a Hero, is apt because the characters are all flawed to a greater or lesser degree; even the most sympathetic have weaknesses, for example Captain Dobbin, who is prone to vanity and melancholy. The human weaknesses Thackeray illustrates are mostly to do with greed, idleness, and snobbery, and the scheming, deceit and hypocrisy which mask them. None of the characters are wholly evil, although Becky's psychopathic tendencies make her come pretty close. However, even Becky, who is amoral and cunning, is thrown on her own resources by poverty and its stigma. (She is the orphaned daughter of a poor artist and an opera dancer.) Thackeray's tendency to highlight faults in all of his characters displays his desire for a greater level of realism in his fiction compared to the rather unlikely or idealized people in many contemporary novels. The novel is a satire of society as a whole, characterized by hypocrisy and opportunism, but it is not a reforming novel; there is no suggestion that social or political changes, or greater piety and moral reformism could improve the nature of society. It thus paints a fairly bleak view of the human condition. This bleak portrait is continued with Thackeray's own role as an omniscient narrator, one of the writers best known for using the technique. He continually offers asides about his characters and compares them to actors and puppets, but his scorn goes even as far as his readers; accusing all who may be interested in such "Vanity Fairs" as being either "of a lazy, or a benevolent, or a sarcastic mood".


Vanity Fair

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ISBN: PSU:000063005288
Release Date: 1966
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Author: Frank Crowninshield
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Vanity Fair

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105032644531
Release Date: 1976
Number of pages: 30
Author: Richard Ormond
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Vanity Fair 100 Years

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ISBN: 1419708635
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Number of pages: 456
Author: Graydon Carter
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Download and read online Vanity Fair 100 Years in PDF and EPUB Offers the history of "Vanity Fair" by presenting how the magazine displayed American culture in the many decades of its operation, including the Jazz Age, the Depression, the Reagan Years, and the Information Age.


Wales in Vanity fair

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105030889591
Release Date: 1989
Number of pages: 93
Author: D. W. Dykes
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Vanity fair in Southern Africa

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105043315899
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 223
Author: Sonia Clarke
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Vanity Fair

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ISBN: 0573019746
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 53
Author: Declan Donnellan
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

Download and read online Vanity Fair in PDF and EPUB This adaptation of Thackeray's novel traces the lives of Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley from the time when they were at school to their middle age. The play moves fluidly over a period of 30 years, the scenes remaining episodic and connected by the shifts in characters' fortunes and development.


Vanity Fair s Tales of Hollywood

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ISBN: 9781440661815
Release Date: 2008-12-10
Number of pages: 352
Author: Graydon Carter
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Vanity Fair s Tales of Hollywood in PDF and EPUB The stories behind the stories of some of Hollywood's most iconic movies The magazine world 's monthly arbiter of culture, personality, and world affairs, Vanity Fair has always offered the definitive insider's look at Hollywood power and glamour since its relaunch twenty-five years ago. Now, for the first time ever, Vanity Fair presents a one-of-a-kind collection featuring thirteen behind-the- scenes stories on some of cinema's most iconic films-including pictures as varied as All About Eve, Cleopatra, Sweet Smell of Success, Rebel Without a Cause, and Saturday Night Fever. For pop-culture fanatics and movie buffs alike, Vanity Fair's Tales of Hollywood is an irresistible glimpse at how classic films-and box office bombs-are made.


At Vanity Fair

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ISBN: 9781107105850
Release Date: 2015-05-12
Number of pages: 237
Author: Kirsty Milne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online At Vanity Fair in PDF and EPUB Explores how Vanity Fair transformed from its Puritan origins as an emblem of sin into a modern celebration of hedonism.


Words at Work in Vanity Fair

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ISBN: 9780230370814
Release Date: 2011-11-07
Number of pages: 233
Author: M. Banta
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Words at Work in Vanity Fair in PDF and EPUB Banta draws upon essays in Vanity Fair by noted journalists, literary figures, and cultural critics in order to examine the manner by which major cultural and historical events in the Untied States and Britain led to the invention of previously non-existent words to express the rampant changes within society.