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Vanity Fair

W M Thackeray

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Vanity Fair in half the time

Becky Sharp is the most alluring yet ruthless heroine ever to climb the social ladder. From sordid bohemian beginnings she moves upwards through Regency society, betraying her husband, her friend Amelia and all who cross her in her determination to acquire power.

In post-war London after Waterloo, Becky continues her manipulative schemes but finds herself thwarted by personal and social forces.

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W M Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray was born in Calcutta, India in 1811. Educated in London and Paris, he studied Law and Arts before turning his attention to writing.

His first novel Catherine was published in 1839.

Other works include;
The History of Henry Esmond Esq (1852);
The Virginians (1857);
Book of Snobs (1848);
The History of Pendennis (1850)

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