Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero
No one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth and worldly success than the alluring and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished background to clamber up the social ladder. Her sentimental companion Amelia, however, longs for caddish soldier George. As the two heroines make their way through the tawdry glamour of English society in the early 1800s, battles military and domestic are fought, fortunes made and lost. The one steadfast and honorable figure in this corrupt world is Dobbin, devoted to Amelia, bringing pathos and depth to William Thackeray s gloriously satirical epic of love and social adventure.
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VANITY FAIR Before the Curtain
In which Miss Sharp and Miss Sedley prepare to open the Campaign
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