Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray (Hardcover)

A Novel Without a Hero

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Set in the years before and after Waterloo, the novel tells the parallel stories of two schoolfriends - the quiet, long-suffering Amelia and her brilliant, scheming friend, Becky Sharp. The novel portrays all the corruption and decadence of 19th-century England.

Product Details

Barcode
9781857150124
Department
Books
Released
26 Sep 1991
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
William Makepeace Thackeray
Catherine Peters (Introduction by)
Subtitle
A Novel without a Hero
PartTitle
Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero
Binding
Hardback
Publisher
Everyman
Language
English
Number of Pages
878
Dimensions
213 x 137 x 42mm (822g)

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Classics
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Dewey Classification
823.8
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

William Makepeace Thackeray was born on 18 July 1811 in Calcutta in India. After studying at Trinity College Cambridge he worked as a journalist and studied Art in London and Paris. In 1836 he married Isabella Shawe and they went on to have three daughters, one of whom died in infancy. He first found literary success with The Yellowplush Papers in 1837 and went on to write other works such asThe FitzBoodle Papers, Catherine, The Luck of Barry Lyndon and The Snobs of England before he published his masterpiece, Vanity Fair, in 1847. William Makepeace Thackeray died on Christmas Eve in 1863.