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Vanity Fair

A Novel Without A Hero
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Vanity Fair
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Oxford University Press
This edition of one of the greatest social satires of the English language reproduces the text of the Oxford Thackeray and includes all of Thackeray's own illustrations.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum 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 expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Authors: Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863
Statement of Responsibility: W.M. Thackeray ; edited with an introduction by John Sutherland
Title: Vanity fair
a novel without a hero
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2008]
Characteristics: lviii, 949 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815 Fiction British Europe Fiction Female friendship Fiction Social classes Fiction Married women Fiction England Fiction
Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Topical Term: Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815
British
Female friendship
Social classes
Married women
Additional Contributors: Sutherland, John 1938-
LCCN: 2008482154
ISBN: 9780199537624
0199537623
Branch Call Number: CLASSICS FIC T
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Jul 26, 2011
  • rpawlick rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you liked this book, I recommend "Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier" and of course "Jane Eyre". Good book, great vixen.

What a brilliant novel!

What a pleasure to read!

In short, this is a very readable novel full of vitality and reflection. It is a scathing look at 19th Northern European, especially English, society. The novel ultimately gave me the sense that one should just throw a match on the lot of them and walk away with a good conscience.

I absolutely loved the character of Rebecca Sharp - a woman full of brains, determination, and "hutspa." She was no better than the rest, but at least she had a pulse and understood what it was to enjoy life. I consider her the ultimate hero of the book because it is she that finally gets Amelia and Dobbin together. And, of course, she survives and quite well I might add.

Very enjoyable. I would recommend this book to anyone!

"Ah! Vanitas Vantatium! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us had his desire? Or, having it is satisfied?"

BRILLIANT!

What a brilliant novel!

What a pleasure to read!

In short, this is a very readable novel full of vitality and reflection. It is a scathing look at 19th Northern European, especially English, society. The novel ultimately gave me the sense that one should just throw a match on the lot of them and walk away with a good conscience.

I absolutely loved the character of Rebecca Sharp - a woman full of brains, determination, and "hutspa." She was no better than the rest, but at least she had a pulse and understood what it was to enjoy life. I consider her the ultimate hero of the book because it is she that finally gets Amelia and Dobbin together. And, of course, she survives and quite well I might add.

Very enjoyable. I would recommend this book to anyone!

"Ah! Vanitas Vantatium! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us had his desire? Or, having it is satisfied?"

BRILLIANT!

Oct 13, 2010
  • Mosaic rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What a brilliant novel!

What a pleasure to read!

In short, this is a very readable novel full of vitality and reflection. It is a scathing look at 19th Northern European, especially English, society. The novel ultimately gave me the sense that one should just throw a match on the lot of them and walk away with a good conscience.

I absolutely loved the character of Rebecca Sharp - a woman full of brains, determination, and "hutspa." She was no better than the rest, but at least she had a pulse and understood what it was to enjoy life. I consider her the ultimate hero of the book because it is she that finally gets Amelia and Dobbin together. And, of course, she survives and quite well I might add.

Very enjoyable. I would recommend this book to anyone!

"Ah! Vanitas Vantatium! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us had his desire? Or, having it is satisfied?"

BRILLIANT!

May 11, 2010
  • meaganpeters4 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Incredible look at victorian society and the social climbing! Becky Sharp is a woman well before her time!

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