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The Resource Vanity fair : a novel without a hero, William Makepeace Thackeray ; with an introduction and reading list by Ron Singer

Vanity fair : a novel without a hero, William Makepeace Thackeray ; with an introduction and reading list by Ron Singer

Label
Vanity fair : a novel without a hero
Title
Vanity fair
Title remainder
a novel without a hero
Statement of responsibility
William Makepeace Thackeray ; with an introduction and reading list by Ron Singer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Called in its subtitle "A Novel Without a Hero," Vanity fair has instead two heroines: the faithful, loyal Amelia Sedley and the beautiful and scheming social climber Becky Sharp. It also engages a huge cast of wonderful supporting characters as the novel spins from Miss Pinkerton's academy for young ladies to affairs of love and war on the Continent to liaisons in the dazzling ballrooms of London. Thackeray's forte is the bon mot and it is amply exercised in a novel filled with memorably wicked lines. Lengthy and leisurely in pace, the novel follows the adventures of Becky and Amelia as their fortunes rise and fall, creating a tale of both picaresque and risqué. Thackery mercilessly skewers his society, especially the upper class, poking fun at their shallow values and pointedly jabbing at their hypocritical "morals." His weapons, however, are not fire and brimstone but an unerring eye for the absurd and a genius for observation of the foibles of his age. An enduring classic, this great novel is a brilliant study in duplicity and hypocrisy ... and a mirror with which to view our own times
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TEFOD
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1811-1863
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Thackeray, William Makepeace
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR5618
LC item number
.A1 2006eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Bantam classic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Upper class
  • Young women
  • Social mobility
  • London (England)
  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
  • FICTION
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Manners and customs
  • Social mobility
  • Upper class
  • Young women
  • England
Label
Vanity fair : a novel without a hero, William Makepeace Thackeray ; with an introduction and reading list by Ron Singer
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published by Bantam in 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780553902204
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00155750
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3D0FF8A7-A40D-4E32-AF3B-A4546081D868
System control number
  • ocn237123465
  • (OCoLC)237123465
Label
Vanity fair : a novel without a hero, William Makepeace Thackeray ; with an introduction and reading list by Ron Singer
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published by Bantam in 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780553902204
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00155750
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3D0FF8A7-A40D-4E32-AF3B-A4546081D868
System control number
  • ocn237123465
  • (OCoLC)237123465

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