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William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) was born and educated to be a gentleman but gambled away much of his fortune while at Cambridge. He trained as a lawyer before turning to journalism. He was a regular contributor to periodicals and magazines and Vanity Fair was serialised in Punch in 1847-8.

John Carey is Professor of English at Oxford University. He has written on Dickens and Thackeray.

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Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray, John Carey
Vanity Fair
William Makepeace Thackeray, John Carey
No one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth and worldly success than the alluring and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished background to clamber up the class ladder. Her sentimental companion Amelia, however, longs only for caddish...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2003

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