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The Resource Vanity fair : a novel without a hero, William Makepeace Thackeray ; illustrated with two hundred drawings made by the author for the first edition ; with a note upon the text by John T. Winterich ; and a note upon the drawings by John Sloan

Vanity fair : a novel without a hero, William Makepeace Thackeray ; illustrated with two hundred drawings made by the author for the first edition ; with a note upon the text by John T. Winterich ; and a note upon the drawings by John Sloan

Label
Vanity fair : a novel without a hero
Title
Vanity fair
Title remainder
a novel without a hero
Statement of responsibility
William Makepeace Thackeray ; illustrated with two hundred drawings made by the author for the first edition ; with a note upon the text by John T. Winterich ; and a note upon the drawings by John Sloan
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Language
eng
Summary
"Subtitled "a novel without a hero," Vanity Fair offers an acidly satirical romp across all levels of English society during the Napoleonic wars. William Thackeray focuses on how the war affects people other than soldiers, the typical heroes. All of his characters are deeply flawed, from social climber Becky Sharp and sweet Amelia Sedley to caddish George Osborne and loyal William Dobbin. Becky, liar and hypocrite, takes center stage as one of literature's great female protagonists. Penniless, armed with only her beauty, charm, and cunning, she claws her way forward by practicing the corrupt principles of her world. Becky seduces her enemies and betrays friends with a charismatic energy that has captivated generations of readers. Regarded as Thackeray's best novel and masterpiece, Vanity Fair was published in serial form in 1847-48 in Punch and established the author's literary reputation as well as his social status and financial security. Critic A. E. Dyson acclaimed it as "one of the world's most devious novels, devious in its characterization, its irony, its explicit moralizing, its exuberance, its tone. Few novels demand more continuing alertness from the reader, or offer more intellectual and moral stimulation in return." "--
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1811-1863
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Thackeray, William Makepeace
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR5618
LC item number
.A1 2016eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Dover thrift editions
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  • Waterloo, Battle of (Belgium : 1815)
  • Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815
  • British
  • Social classes
  • Married women
  • Governesses
  • Female friendship
  • FICTION / Classics
  • British
  • Female friendship
  • Governesses
  • Married women
  • Social classes
  • Belgium
  • England
  • Europe
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Vanity fair : a novel without a hero, William Makepeace Thackeray ; illustrated with two hundred drawings made by the author for the first edition ; with a note upon the text by John T. Winterich ; and a note upon the drawings by John Sloan
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780486812939
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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illustrations.
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B89FFF86-C1F4-4491-9FD0-77F46FFA4F29
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  • (OCoLC)967278638
  • ocn967278638
  • 3166951
Label
Vanity fair : a novel without a hero, William Makepeace Thackeray ; illustrated with two hundred drawings made by the author for the first edition ; with a note upon the text by John T. Winterich ; and a note upon the drawings by John Sloan
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unknown
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780486812939
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B89FFF86-C1F4-4491-9FD0-77F46FFA4F29
System control number
  • (OCoLC)967278638
  • ocn967278638
  • 3166951

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