Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair Cover

Vanity Fair

By William Makepeace Thackeray; John Carey (Editor)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780141439839, 912pp.

Publication Date: April 29, 2003

Description
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.

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