Vanity Fair

Filename: vanity-fair.pdf
ISBN: BCUL:1092909039
Release Date: 1853
Number of pages: 584
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
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Vanity Fair

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ISBN: 9780141905723
Release Date: 2006-08-03
Number of pages: 912
Author: William Thackeray
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Vanity Fair in PDF and EPUB 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, battles - military and domestic - are fought, fortunes made and lost. The one steadfast and honourable figure in this corrupt world is Dobbin with his devotion to Amelia, bringing pathos and depth to Thackeray's gloriously satirical epic of love and social adventure.


Vanity Fair

Filename: vanity-fair.pdf
ISBN: 1537114727
Release Date: 2016-08-16
Number of pages: 462
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online Vanity Fair in PDF and EPUB Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, first published in 1847-48, satirizing society in early 19th-century Britain. The book's title comes from John Bunyan's allegorical story The Pilgrim's Progress, first published in 1678 and still widely read at the time of Thackeray's novel. Vanity fair refers to a stop along the pilgrim's progress: a never-ending fair held in a town called Vanity, which is meant to represent man's sinful attachment to worldly things. The novel is now considered a classic, and has inspired several film adaptations. Includes vintage illustration!


Vanity Fair

Filename: vanity-fair.pdf
ISBN: 0141439831
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 866
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Publisher: Penguin

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Vanity Fair

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ISBN: NYPL:33433096045632
Release Date: 1875
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Vanity Fair

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132683389
Release Date: 2010-01
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Vanity Fair

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ISBN: 9783736807273
Release Date: 2017-06-23
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".


In Vanity Fair

Filename: in-vanity-fair.pdf
ISBN: 0859675971
Release Date: 1982
Number of pages: 275
Author: Roy T. Matthews
Publisher: Univ of California Press

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A Visit to Vanity Fair

Filename: a-visit-to-vanity-fair.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110193567
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 173
Author: Alan Jacobs
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Download and read online A Visit to Vanity Fair in PDF and EPUB These perceptive moral essays crackle with wit, intelligence, and a wide range of knowledge. A cultural hawk eye delivers relevant, down-to-earth meditations on the way we live now. "A Visit to Vanity Fair" blends personal reflection with cultural criticism to address such topics as reading with children, sitting with a dying friend, and watching TV documentaries.


Vanity Fair

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ISBN: PSU:000063005363
Release Date: 1966
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Author: Frank Crowninshield
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Vanity Fair 100 Years

Filename: vanity-fair-100-years.pdf
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.


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

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ISBN: UOM:39015060001545
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 in Southern Africa

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