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Vanity Fair By William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher's Synopsis


"The friends Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley leave Miss Pinkerton's school together, ready to forge their paths in the tawdry and cut-throat world of the early nineteenth century. The scheming, brilliant and ruthless orphan Becky is better equipped than any to scale the heights of Regency society. Amelia, however, is sweet, quiet and passive, and longs for nothing more than the love of the self-obsessed and raffish soldier George Osborne. Amidst the machinations and jostling for wealth and status, Captain William Dobbin, with his hidden love for Amelia, stands alone as a steadfast, selfless and dutiful man. Woven into the climactic events of the Napoleonic Wars, and set against a backdrop of gaudy elegance and merciless personal ambition, Vanity Fair is an epic and sweeping satire, and a landmark of English literature."


The Franklin Library; 1977. A Limited Edition. 'The 100 Greatest Books of All Time'. Full green leather binding with gold lettering and stampings on the spine and covers. Green silk Moire end papers. Attached silk ribbon marker. With the original illustrations of the author. Complete with a booklet 'Notes from the Editors'. More photographs on request. Slightly musty smell due to previous storage but in near fine condition. Preowned. No ISBN.

Vanity Fair By William Makepeace Thackeray

SKU: 0105048
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