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Vanity Fair (Wordsworth Classics) By William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity Fair (Wordsworth Classics)
by William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity Fair follows the fortunes of two contrasting but inter-linked lives. Through the retiring Amelia Sedley and the brilliant Becky Sharp, Thackeray examines the position of women in an intensely exploitative male world.
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With an Introduction and Notes by Owen Knowles, University of Hull. Thackeray's upper-class Regency world is a noisy and jostling commercial fairground, predominantly driven by acquisitive greed and soulless materialism, in which the narrator himself plays a brilliantly versatile role as a serio-comic observer. Although subtitled A Novel without a Hero, Vanity Fair follows the fortunes of two contrasting but inter-linked lives: through the retiring Amelia Sedley and the brilliant Becky Sharp, Thackeray examines the position of women in an intensely exploitative male world. When Vanity Fair was published in 1848, Charlotte Bronte commented: `The more I read Thackeray'sworks the more certain I am that he stands alone - alone in his sagacity, alone in his truth, alone in his feeling... Thackeray is a Titan.'

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Sku
GOR000451135
Title
Vanity Fair (Wordsworth Classics)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
720
ISBN 10
1853260193
ISBN 13
9781853260193
Prizes
N/A
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