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Author Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863.

Title Vanity fair / William Makepeace Thackeray ; with pen and pencil sketches of English society by the author ; with an introduction and notes by Nicholas Dames.

Imprint New York : Barnes & Noble Classics, [2003]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  823.8 T325va 2003    ---  Available
Description xxxviii, 696 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Barnes & Noble classics
Barnes & Noble classics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 695-696).
Summary I think I could be a good woman, if I had five thousand a year, observes beautiful and clever Becky Sharp, one of the wickedest and most appealing women in all of literature. Becky is just one of the many fascinating figures that populate William Makepeace Thackeray 's wonderfully satirical panorama of upper-middle-class life and manners in London at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Scorned for her lack of money and breeding, Becky must use all her wit, charm and considerable sex appeal to escape her drab destiny as a governess. From London's ballrooms to the battlefields of Waterloo, the bewitching Becky works her wiles on a gallery of memorable characters, including her lecherous employer, Sir Pitt, his rich sister, Miss Crawley, and Pitt's dashing son, Rawdon, the first of Becky's misguided sexual entanglements. Filled with hilarious dialogue and superb characterizations, Vanity Fair is a richly entertaining comedy that asks the reader, Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied? Features more than 100 illustrations drawn by Thackeray himself for the initial publication. Nicholas Dames is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and is the author of Amnesiac Selves: Nostalgia, Forgetting, and British Fiction, 1810-1870, and other commentary on nineteenth-century British and French fiction.
Subject Waterloo, Battle of (Belgium : 1815) (OCoLC)fst01172689
Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815 -- Fiction.
British -- Europe -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Social classes -- Fiction.
Married women -- Fiction.
Governesses -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
British. (OCoLC)fst00839044
Female friendship. (OCoLC)fst00922609
Governesses. (OCoLC)fst00945132
Married women. (OCoLC)fst01010701
Social classes. (OCoLC)fst01122346
Belgium -- Waterloo. (OCoLC)fst01213328
England. (OCoLC)fst01219920
England -- London. (OCoLC)fst01204271
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Social classes -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Humorous fiction.
-- Fiction. Governesses.
-- Fiction. British.
-- Fiction. Female friendship.
-- Fiction. Wives.
-- Fiction. Social classes.
-- Fiction. Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815.
England -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Chronological Term 1815
Genre/Form Satirical literature. (OCoLC)fst01922539
Humorous fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726649
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Satire. (OCoLC)fst01726731
Humorous fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Satirical literature.
Humorous fiction.
Added Author Dames, Nicholas, 1970-
ISBN 1593080719

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