Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

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by William Makepeace Thackeray
     
 

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Like many novels of the time, "Vanity Fair" was originally published as a serial before being sold in book form; it was printed in 20 monthly parts between January 1846 and July 1848. Even before the last part of the serial was published, critics hailed the work as a literary treasure. The novel is now considered a classic.

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Like many novels of the time, "Vanity Fair" was originally published as a serial before being sold in book form; it was printed in 20 monthly parts between January 1846 and July 1848. Even before the last part of the serial was published, critics hailed the work as a literary treasure. The novel is now considered a classic.

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ISBN-13:
2940013046023
Publisher:
Seven Treasures Publications
Publication date:
08/24/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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Vanity Fair 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bring back the classics. We need them. Vanity Fair is one of Thackeray's most brilliant works that can compete with the best writings today. It deals principally with the lives of two young women, Miss Sedley and Miss Sharp and what they did after leaving school. It is about their loves, their ambitions, their terribly endearing families and most importantly, their dreams. The book openly and almost brutally describes the selfishness of human nature and the thousand little subtilities of everyday life during that time. Attitude towards women, status in society, the power of money and marriage are recurring themes in this delightful novel. Extremely unique characters like Miss. Crawley, Mr.Osbourne and Captain Dobbin give the book a splendid Dickensian touch. To me, it is an excellent read because like terrorism, it really makes you stop and take a step back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Table of contents should be hyperlinked and under "content" tab so it is actually functional. Titles are off and words somtimes mispelled. Book itself is good.
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This book is very long, and the electronic editions, at least the free ones, tend not to include the entire book, so you will likely have to download a couple of editions to get the whole book. The descriptions of the e-books tend not to describe how much or what part of the book is included, so you will have to do some trial and error.
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