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Vanity Fair : a novel without a hero

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Modern Library edView all editions and formats
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"On a broad and colourful canvas, extending from urban and rural England to Waterloo and the continental haunts of exiles, Thackeray gives us one of the greatest social-satirical novels in the language - one of the most entertaining and profound, and, in the person of Becky Sharp, we have one of literature's most resourceful, attractive, and amoral characters. Essentially a commentary on hypocrisy and those ethical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Makepeace Thackeray
ISBN: 0679603212 9780679603214 9780451524898 0451524896 9780679405665 0679405666
OCLC Number: 656391
Description: xiii, 731 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: William Makepeace Thackeray.
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"On a broad and colourful canvas, extending from urban and rural England to Waterloo and the continental haunts of exiles, Thackeray gives us one of the greatest social-satirical novels in the language - one of the most entertaining and profound, and, in the person of Becky Sharp, we have one of literature's most resourceful, attractive, and amoral characters. Essentially a commentary on hypocrisy and those ethical principles to which society pays lip-service, Vanity Fair (1847-8) invites us to consider which is to blame: the opportunist or the society that makes opportunism necessary."--Jacket.

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