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Vanity fair : a novel without a hero

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1958.
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Vanity Fair is a story of two heroines---one humble, the other a scheming social climber---who meet in boarding school and embark on markedly different lives. Amid the swirl of London's posh ballrooms and affairs of love and war, their fortunes rise and fall. Through it all, Thackeray lampoons the shallow values of his society, reserving the most pointed barbs for the upper crust. What results is a prescient look at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Makepeace Thackeray
OCLC Number: 542678
Description: xvii, 543 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: William Makepeace Thackeray.

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Vanity Fair is a story of two heroines---one humble, the other a scheming social climber---who meet in boarding school and embark on markedly different lives. Amid the swirl of London's posh ballrooms and affairs of love and war, their fortunes rise and fall. Through it all, Thackeray lampoons the shallow values of his society, reserving the most pointed barbs for the upper crust. What results is a prescient look at the dogged pursuit of wealth and status---and the need for humility.

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