Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero

By: Thackeray, W.M. [William Makepeace]; Jenkins, Elizabeth

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Includes publisher's slipcase. 1959 Small Hard Cover. xviii, 726 pp. 8vo. Flexible navy blue leatherette, gilt titles, blue top edge. Introduction by Elizabeth Jenkins. Thackeray's satirical tale of a middle-class family that takes in a conwoman, with illustrations by the author. Thackeray's upper-class Regency world is a noisy and jostling commercial fairground, predominantly driven by acquisitive greed and soulless materialism, in which the narrator himself plays a brilliantly versatile role as a serio-comic observer. Although subtitled 'A Novel without a Hero', Vanity Fair follows the fortunes of two contrasting but inter-linked lives: through the retiring Amelia Sedley and the brilliant Becky Sharp, Thackeray examines the position of women in an intensely exploitative male world.

Title: Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero

Author: Thackeray, W.M. [William Makepeace]; Jenkins, Elizabeth

Categories: British & Irish,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: London, Collins: 1959

Binding: Small Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2304981

Keywords: CLASSICS LITERATURE LITERARY WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY VANITY FAIR A NOVEL WITHOUT A HERO ENGLISH BRITISH HIGH SOCIETY HISTORICAL,