Becky Sharp is the most alluring yet ruthless heroine ever to climb the social ladder. From sordid bohemian beginnings she moves upwards through Regency society, betraying her husband, her friend Amelia and all who cross her in her determination to acquire power.
In post-war London after Waterloo, Becky continues her manipulative schemes but finds herself thwarted by personal and social forces.
Publication date: 03/05/2007
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)
|Publication date:||3rd May 2007|
|Author:||William Makepeace Thackeray|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
William Makepeace Thackeray was born in Calcutta on 18 July 1811, into a family that had long ties to India. His father died when he was four and his mother remarried. At the age of six, the young Thackeray was sent to school in England. His education concluded in a typical gentlemanly fashion, when he left Cambridge in 1830 without taking his degree after incurring large gambling debts. Thackeray found it hard to settle down and made abortive efforts to pursue a career as a lawyer and then as an artist. He lost his fortune and spent long periods in Paris from 1833 without ...More About William Makepeace Thackeray