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Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
Vanity Fair
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The story of English society in the early nineteenth century.
The story of English society in the early nineteenth century.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781613822289 (1613822286)
Publisher: Simon & Brown
Pages no: 10
Edition language: English
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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...
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it
4.0 Vanity Fair
1. I'm not sure how I feel about William Dobbin. (He gained my respect immensely when he finally understood it's time to Have a Talk with Amelia. I do realize he is supposed to be the epitome of love, fidelity and honesty, and that Amelia's circumstances were tough, but managing one's life to such e...
Alessandra
Alessandra rated it
3.0 La fiera delle vanità
Grande classico che descrive la (buona) società inglese del periodo post-napoleonico in modo molto ironico e pungente.Tratta temi di fatto molto attuali, i vari personaggi che si incontrano nel romanzo appaiono importanti per il loro prestigio sociale e le loro rendite e viene costantemente evidenzi...
Nevermind the human interaction
Nevermind the human interaction rated it
3.5 Trials and tribulations of the twopenny gentility
To start with, the language is great. I don't know how I have managed to survive without such phrases as the 'female inquisition' and 'twopenny gentility' in my vocabulary. Well, they are there now, thanks to Thackeray. Another bonus is a good mixture of detached sarcasm and involved sentimentalit...
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