Vanity fair : a novel without a hero

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Small, Helen, editor.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
New edition /
Physical Desc:
lvi, 967 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 12.4 - AR Pts: 66
'I think I could be a good woman if I had five thousand a year.'Becky Sharp is sharp, calculating, and determined to succeed. Craving wealth and a position in society, she charms, hoodwinks, manipulates everyone she meets, rising in the world as she attaches herself to a succession of rich men. Becky's fortunes are contrasted with those of her best friend Amelia, who has none of Becky's wit and vitality but whosegentle-heartedness attracts the devotion of the loyal Dobbin. Set during the Napoleonic wars, Vanity Fair follows Becky as she cuts a swathe through Regency society. Thackeray paints a panoramic portrait ofthe age, with war, money and national identity his great subjects. The battle for social success is as fierce as the battle of Waterloo, and its casualties as stricken. The satire is at once biting and profound, sparing none in a clear-eyed exposure of a world on the make. Thackeray's scepticism of human motives borders on cynicism yet Vanity Fair is among the funniest novels of the Victorian age. This new edition includes all Thackeray's original illustrations.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages xl-xliv)
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Thackeray, W. M., & Small, H. (2015). Vanity fair: a novel without a hero. New edition / Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863 and Helen, Small. 2015. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863 and Helen, Small, Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

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Thackeray, William Makepeace, and Helen Small. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero. New edition / Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Print.

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