Vanity fair : a novel without a hero
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Contributors:
Small, Helen, editor.
Published:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Format:
Book
Edition:
New edition /
Physical Desc:
lvi, 967 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 12.4 - AR Pts: 66
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'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 friendAmelia, who has none of Becky's wit and vitality but whose gentle-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 of the 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 casualtiesas 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 originalillustrations.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expertintroductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780198727712 (trade pbk.), 0198727712 (trade pbk.)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages xl-xliv)
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APA Citation (style guide)

Thackeray, W. M., & Small, H. (2015). Vanity fair: a novel without a hero. New edition / Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

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

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

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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