Vanity Fair (Paperback)William Makepeace Thackeray (author)
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THE CLASSIC NOVEL WHICH INSPIRED THE MAJOR TELEVISION SERIES FROM THE MAKERS OF POLDARK AND VICTORIA
'I think I could be a good woman if I had five thousand a year' Vanity Fair
Becky Sharp is a poor orphan when she first makes friends with the lovely Amelia Sedley at Miss Pinkerton's Academy for Young Ladies. She may not have the natural advantages of her companion but she more than makes up for it with her wit, charm, deviousness and determination to make a success of herself in the world, whatever the cost. Vanity Fair is the story of anti-hero Becky's spectacular rise and fall as she gambles, manipulates and seduces her way through high society against the backdrop of Waterloo and the Napoleonic wars.
Read the classic book before you watch the acclaimed adaptation!
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 768
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 48 mm
The best thing he ever wrote - sharp, brilliant, touching, clever and cruel, with an unforgettable heroine -- Joanna Trollope
Witty, sexy, sandy-haired Becky Sharp, whose impoverished background explains her hunger for rich men and high position. She is a rebel from the very first chapter of Thackeray's Vanity Fair. Her one final act of kindness derives from her constant virtue: seeing things as they are -- Maggie Gee * Independent *
A terrific book - bold, funny, scathing and quite unpredictable -- Al Murray
Becky Sharp may be one of literature's great schemers, but she's also one of its most memorable and entertaining. More rounded than almost all the simpering Victorian dolls who followed, she alone is worth the read * The Times *
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