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Vanity Fair

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ISBN-10: 0141439831

ISBN-13: 9780141439839

Edition: 2003 (Revised)

Authors: William Makepeace Thackeray, John Carey, John Carey, William Makepeace Thackeray

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Set during the time of the Napoleonic Wars, this classic gives a satirical picture of a worldly society. The novel revolves around the exploits of the impoverished but beautiful and devious Becky Sharp. An introduction by John Carey is included in this edition.
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Book details

List price: $12.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 912
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

William Makepeace Thackeray was born in Calcutta, India, where his father was in service to the East India Company. After the death of his father in 1816, he was sent to England to attend school. Upon reaching college age, Thackeray attended Trinity College, Cambridge, but he left before completing his degree. Instead, he devoted his time to traveling and journalism. Generally considered the most effective satirist and humorist of the mid-nineteenth century, Thackeray moved from humorous journalism to successful fiction with a facility that was partially the result of a genial fictional persona and a graceful, relaxed style. At his best, he held up a mirror to Victorian manners and morals,…    

John Carey is Merton Professor of English at Oxford University. A distinguished critic, reviewer, & broadcaster, he is the author of several books, including "The Intellectuals & the Masses".