The official tie-in edition to William Makepeace Thackeray's classic novel, soon to be a major new ITV series from the producers of Poldark, Victoria and And Then There Were None.
The classic novel of 'villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing', soon to be a major new ITV series from the producers of Poldark, Victoria and And Then There Were None.
William Makepeace Thackeray's witty literary classic Vanity Fair is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows anti-heroine and ruthless social climber Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Her story takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking heart and fortunes as she goes.
ITV's new adaptation of will be one of the biggest drama series of 2018: its script comes from BAFTA-nominated writer Gwyneth Hughes, the series is co-produced by leading production companies Mammoth Screen and Amazon Studios, and Olivia Cooke - star of Steven Spielberg's hit blockbuster Ready Player One - plays Thackeray's timeless heroine Becky Sharp.
Read the book before you see the series, then devour it all over again.
One of fiction's great female protagonists . . . a bravura performance by a writer who has found his theme - Guardian
A Titan . . . a purely original mind - Charlotte Bronte
The greatest novel about Waterloo, and one that is just as relevant 200 years later - Telegraph
Vanity Fair has strong claims to be the greatest novel in the English language - John Carey