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The Resource Vanity fair : a novel without a hero, William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity fair : a novel without a hero, William Makepeace Thackeray

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Vanity fair : a novel without a hero
Title
Vanity fair
Title remainder
a novel without a hero
Statement of responsibility
William Makepeace Thackeray
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'I think I could be a good woman if I had five thousand a year.' Becky Sharp is sharp, calculating, and determined to succeed. Craving wealth and a position in society, she charms, hoodwinks, manipulates everyone she meets, rising in the world as she attaches herself to a succession of rich men. Becky's fortunes are contrasted with those of her best friend Amelia, who has none of Becky's wit and vitality but whose gentleheartedness attracts the devotion of the loyal Dobbin. Set during the Napoleonic wars, Vanity Fair follows Becky as she cuts a swathe through Regency society. Thackeray paints a panoramic portrait of the age, with war, money and national identity his great subjects. The battle for social success is as fierce as the battle of Waterloo, and its casualties as stricken. The satire is at once biting and profound, sparing none in a cleareyed exposure of a world on the make. Thackeray's scepticism of human motives borders on cynicism yet Vanity Fair is among the funniest novels of the Victorian age
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Vanity fair (Television program : 2018)
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1811-1863
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Thackeray, William Makepeace
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815
  • Female friendship
  • Married women
  • Social classes
  • Great Britain
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Vanity fair : a novel without a hero, William Makepeace Thackeray
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Now a major TV series" --Front cover
  • TV tie-in
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2319511
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
655 pages
Isbn
9780751574302
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Vanity fair : a novel without a hero, William Makepeace Thackeray
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Now a major TV series" --Front cover
  • TV tie-in
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2319511
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
655 pages
Isbn
9780751574302
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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