Book :: Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair
By: William Makepeace Thackeray
Pages: 867
Published: 1847
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
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Jun 30th, 2015

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There is something about the way in which Thackeray manages to satirse the pretensions of so many members of Vanity Fair which makes this book irresistable to me. Whether is the social climbing Becky, the indian nabob Jos, the pretensious George Osborne, of the various Lords and Ladies and merchants and their wives and children - none are safe for having the vacuity of their aspirations and the shallowness of their relationships with others exposed. A wonderful read.

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Vanity Fair appears on these lists...

24th on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

19th on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian

79th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian