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User Review  - thatotter - LibraryThing

I didn't love Thackeray's chattiness and tendency to harangue the reader about "Vanity Fair--Vanity Fair!" And I didn't love how the characters' signature traits grew more and more extreme until it ... Read full review

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User Review  - amerynth - LibraryThing

I'm really not sure where William Makepeace Thackeray's "Vanity Fair" went wrong for me. Classic British literature with a downtrodden orphan and snarky narrator? This should have been right up my ... Read full review

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User Review  - gbelik - LibraryThing

This story does go on and on, but I enjoyed the process. Great characters: Becky Sharpe--conniving, resourceful, a survivor; Amelia Sedley, sweet, loyal to a fault; George Osborne, not nearly as good ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mellifica - LibraryThing

This book was a struggle for me. Here's my summary: "It's the early 19th Century, smart people are jerks, nice people are boring, and social climbers are the worst." Even Captain Dobbin, the only ... Read full review

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

The story opens with two graduating students leaving Miss Pickerton's academy for young ladies. One graduate, Amelia Sedley, is well loved and receives an enormous send off while her companion ... Read full review

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User Review  - sweetiegherkin - LibraryThing

During his lifetime, Thackeray described himself as being at the top of his game, duking it out with Dickens for the title of greatest living author. In my opinion, Dickens has nothing to worry about ... Read full review

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User Review  - mountie9 - LibraryThing

Mini Book Review: This was a truly fascinating but at time extremely boring piece of literature. At times I was laughing aloud at the biting and witty commentary about early 19th century Britain and ... Read full review

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User Review  - jayne_charles - LibraryThing

This was a really really good story, I just wish it hadn't been so long winded. The bit where Amelia has to choose whether to part with her child is absolutely heartbreaking, really really well ... Read full review

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User Review  - grant.libby - LibraryThing

Thackeray has a meandering style I find quite entertaining. His characters are convincingly developed and the story is well constructed. It's worth reading. However, I prefer the film version starring ... Read full review

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User Review  - Radella - LibraryThing

I love the 19th century... but the movie was better. The book was a bit tedious, disappointing, really. Read full review


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