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Vanity fair : a novel without a hero

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray; Joanna Trollope
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, ©2001.
Series: Modern Library classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Generally considered to be his masterpiece, Vanity Fair is Thackeray's resplendent social satire that exposes the greed and corruption raging in England during the turmoil of the Napoleonic wars. Subtitled "A Novel Without a Hero," it traces the changing fortunes of two unforgettable women: the scheming opportunist Becky Sharp -- one of literature's most resourceful, engaging, and amoral heroines -- and her foil,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Satire
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Makepeace Thackeray; Joanna Trollope
ISBN: 0375757260 9780375757266
OCLC Number: 45784311
Description: xvi, 746 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Modern Library classics.
Responsibility: William Makepeace Thackeray ; introduction by Joanna Trollope.
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Generally considered to be his masterpiece, Vanity Fair is Thackeray's resplendent social satire that exposes the greed and corruption raging in England during the turmoil of the Napoleonic wars. Subtitled "A Novel Without a Hero," it traces the changing fortunes of two unforgettable women: the scheming opportunist Becky Sharp -- one of literature's most resourceful, engaging, and amoral heroines -- and her foil, the faithful, naive Amelia Sedley. Thackeray's subversive, comic attack on the hypocrisy and "dismal roguery" of an avaricious world resonates 150 years later with implications for our own times. -- Publisher description.

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