Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

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by William Makepeace Thackeray

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Vanity Fair, A Novel without a Hero is a novel written by William Makepeace Thackeray and published in installments between 1847 and 1848. The book is a satire of the society of the United Kingdom at the beginning of the 19th century.

The title of the book is a reference to one of the stops mentioned in John Bunyan's book The Pilgrim's Progress. It is an endless fair in a Vanity city, representing the sin of man when he is attracted to worldly things.

The novel focuses on the two female characters, the timid Amelia and the daring Becky, they are part of this great stage through which characters treated with masterful irony parade.

Rebecca Sharp, aka Becky, is a strong, cunning but penniless young woman determined to make her way in society, and is the daughter of an art teacher and a French dancer. After leaving school, Becky stays with her close friend Amelia Sedley, aka Emmy, a very good and humble young woman from a wealthy family in London.

The book was a popular and critical success and now has inspired several film and television adaptations.


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About William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist, author and illustrator, who was born in India. He is known for his satirical works, particularly...

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