Vanity Fair - Compact Editions

by William Makepeace Thackeray

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Becky Sharp is a ruthless social climber who moves upwards through Regency society, betraying all around her in her quest for power. The Compact Edition retains Thackeray’s language but a number of passages and asides in the author’s voice have been pruned. A monthly quota of words had to be written to fill the requisite pages by the author so cuts include redundant scenes and overlong descriptions.

Vanity Fair - Compact Editions Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9780753822692
Publication date: 03/05/2007
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)

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ISBN: 9780753822692
Publication date: 3rd May 2007
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)
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About William Makepeace Thackeray

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 ...

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