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Vanity Fair

By: William Makepeace Thackeray
Published By: Double9 Books
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Vanity Fair is a superb satire of English society in 1848 by William Makespeace Thackeray, which leads the lives of Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley among their friends and families during and after the Napoleonic Wars. It is a story of the two main characters Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley, two childhood friends from the opposite ends of the virtuous and mental spectrum. Becky is ambitious, dishonest and smart, Amelia is modest, kind, simple, and not very intelligent. The story is told within a story of a puppet show at a play, highlighting the undependable nature of the events of the story. Place against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Vanity Fair graphs the girls' problem in love, marriage and family. Amelia marries George Osborne but George, just before he is killed at the Battle of Waterloo, is set to leave his young wife Becky, who has contest her way up through society to marriage with Rawdon Crawley, a young officer from an elegant family. Crawley, disappointed, finally leaves Becky, and in the end virtue apparently succeeds when Amelia marries her constant admirer, Captain William Dobbin, and Becky settles down to proper living and charitable works.

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William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makespeace Thackeray was born in Calcutta in 1811, a English novelist assign in the early 18th century. He was the only son of Richmond Thackeray, an authority in East India Company. He went to England at the age of six. He was educated at Charterhouse and at Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1833 he established in Paris, after a major financial loss, and tried his profession as painter. A great professional, he prepared novels, stories, essays, and poetries for his audience, and he travelled as a nationally known lecturer. Throughout his works, Thackeray analysed and grieved arrogance and often gave his opinions on human behaviour and the defects of society, though generally advised by his narrative to do so. His early work focused around crooks and villains, most famously in The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1844) and in his classic, Vanity Fair, which looked in monthly parts in 1847-48 and which most clearly discloses his socially satirical edge. Thackeray's later novels include The History of Pendennis (1848-50). Thackeray died suddenly on Christmas Eve, 1863.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 787 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356563004
  • ISBN-13: 9789356563001
  • Item Weight: 944.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 42.8 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors), Fiction / Historical, Literary Criticism / General