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Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Vanity Fair
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Vanity Fair is the story of Becky Sharp, one of the most beautiful, willful, and resourcefully charming pleasure-seekers in literature. With finishing-school credentials and proper connections, Becky begins as a governess, wins the hearts of the moneyed young and old, and, in the light of... show more
Vanity Fair is the story of Becky Sharp, one of the most beautiful, willful, and resourcefully charming pleasure-seekers in literature. With finishing-school credentials and proper connections, Becky begins as a governess, wins the hearts of the moneyed young and old, and, in the light of presentation at court and calculated scandals, emerges a full-fledged courtesan on the Continent, living surprisingly well beyond her means. Thackeray's greatest novel is a moral tapestry of early nineteenth-century English manners, and his persistent theme is the folly of the good-at-heart, the evil of those endowed with grace and wit. Anthony Trollope called Thackeray "...one of the recognized stars of the literary heaven." V.S. Pritchett finds Thackeray "...the first of our novelists to catch life visually and actually as it passes in fragments before us...he is above all a superb impressionist - perhaps our greatest."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781848376113 (1848376111)
Publisher: Arcturus
Pages no: 720
Edition language: English
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Karesens Bücherwelt
Karesens Bücherwelt rated it
3.0 Uff...
Ich möchte diese Rezension mit einem meiner Lieblingszitate aus dem Buch beginnen: Ein vornehmes Publikum wird es ebensowenig vertragen, eine abenteuerliche Schilderung des Lasters zu lesen, wie eine wirklich feingebildete Engländerin oder Amerikanerin es dulden würde, dass das Wort "Hosen" vor ih...
Marinebuchbinder
Marinebuchbinder rated it
3.0 Jahrmarkt, meine lieben Leser
Es ist das erste Buch, was wir in unserem Buchclub gemeinsam im November lesen wollten. Wollten... Zu aller Mann Verteidigung: es lässt sich nicht so lockerflockig weglesen, wie wir uns das vermutlich alle vorgestellt haben. Ich habe es immerhin innerhalb von 8 Wochen geschafft...uff. Worum geht es ...
Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it
2.0 Vanity Fair
Sooooo vapid. I really did not care about any of these characters. Becky/Rebecca--such a manipulating brat. Trying to get more money however she can. Ignoring her child. Amelia so basic and blah. Vanilla Yogurt. The father-in-law Osborne. What a jerk for not giving money to his grandson just...
Book Ramblings
Book Ramblings rated it
5.0 Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair is a big surprise for me. I was expecting a story about the trial and tribulations of a couple of plucky lady friends what I discovered was a witty, satirical novel that made me laugh several times, engaged my attention always and even moving at times.On the surface Vanity Fair is a stor...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it
2.5 Vanity Fair, Thackeray
Excessively Long Book Syndrome: It takes ages to read and it's more than a 100 years old, therefore it must be great, right? Wrong! So wrong, in this case, that the editor's claim that it "has strong claims to be the greatest novel in the English language" is laughable. It's not even the greatest su...
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