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Vanity Fair
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

ISBN: 9780141199641
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 928
Published: 26 July 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2 x 6.2
Becky Sharp is sly, cunning and will do anything for money and power, while her friend Amelia Sedley is good-natured but naïve. In this scandalous tale of murder, wealth and social climbing, the two women's fortunes cross as they search for love and success across nineteenth-century Europe in the Napoleonic Wars.

While Vanity Fair was criticized on publication as being a cynical view of mankind, Thackeray's epic adventure is a searing portrayal of men and women at their most vulnerable.

About the Author

William Makepeace Thackeray was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata) in 1811, but was sent to England at the age of six. After his education at Charterhouse and Trinity College, Cambridge, having gambled away much of his fortune at university, he settled in Paris and tried a career as a painter. It was here that he met nineteen-year-old Isabella Shawe, upon whom he based many of his virtuous but weak heroines, and whom he married in 1836, before returning to London with her a year later. He was a novelist and journalist, writing prolifically for numerous periodicals and magazines - Vanity F...

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