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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, (electronic resource)

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

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
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Contributor
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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Summary
Chronicles the exploits of Becky Sharp, an unscrupulous young woman who is determined to achieve wealth and social success, and her sentimental companion, Amelia, who has fallen for a caddish soldier, in the classic novel set against the backdrop of English society in the early 1800s
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
007208
Cataloging source
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1260
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1934-
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Carey, John
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True
Series statement
Bantam classic
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  • Upper class
  • Young women
  • Social mobility
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel without a hero
Label
Vanity fair : a novel without a hero, William Makepeace Thackeray ; with an introduction and reading list by Ron Singer, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3D0FF8A7-A40D-4E32-AF3B-A4546081D868
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Publication
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  • OverDrive eBook
  • Title from eBook information screen
  • Originally published by Bantam in 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780553902204
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)237123465
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3217 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 1344 KB)
Label
Vanity fair : a novel without a hero, William Makepeace Thackeray ; with an introduction and reading list by Ron Singer, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3D0FF8A7-A40D-4E32-AF3B-A4546081D868
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Title from eBook information screen
  • Originally published by Bantam in 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780553902204
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)237123465
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3217 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 1344 KB)
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