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Author: William Makepeace Thackeray; David Case
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio Inc., 1998.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : MP3 : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Originally published in 1848 and subtitled A novel without a hero, Thackeray's masterpiece traces the interweaving destinies of two contrasted heroines during the period of Waterloo and its aftermath. Becky Sharp, orphan daughter of a penniless artist, is resourceful and socially ambitious; her friend Amelia Sedley, at whose comfortable Bloomsbury home Becky goes to stay when the two leave school together, is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Audiobooks
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: William Makepeace Thackeray; David Case
ISBN: 0786142200 9780786142200
OCLC Number: 71787147
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 29:25:56.
Performer(s): Read by Frederick Davidson.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 423020 KB; MP3 file size: 829642 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: William Makepeace Thackeray.

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Originally published in 1848 and subtitled A novel without a hero, Thackeray's masterpiece traces the interweaving destinies of two contrasted heroines during the period of Waterloo and its aftermath. Becky Sharp, orphan daughter of a penniless artist, is resourceful and socially ambitious; her friend Amelia Sedley, at whose comfortable Bloomsbury home Becky goes to stay when the two leave school together, is affectionate, trusting and unworldly. Thwarted in her attempt to trap into marriage Amelia's brother, the fat Anglo-Indian Jos Sedley, Becky leaves to become governess at the Hampshire home of the Crawley family, where she soon makes herself indispensable to the dissolute old baronet, Sir Pitt, and charms his younger, soldier son, Rawdon. On the death of his second wife, Sir Pitt proposes to Becky, only to find that she is already married to Rawdon. This now alienates the wealthy aunt on whose fortune Rawdon depends, and the couple are forced to live by their wits.

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