Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair Review

A novel that chronicles the lives of two women who could not be more different: Becky Sharp, an orphan whose only resources are her vast ambitions, her native wit, and her loose morals; and her schoolmate Amelia Sedley, a typically naive Victorian he...

Title:Vanity Fair
Edition Language:English

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  • Captain Sir Roddy, R.N. (Ret.)

    Here I am, 54 years old, and for the very first time reading William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair. "Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero." I disagree with Thackeray. The 'Hero' of Vanity Fair is t...

  • Kelly

    "But as we are to see a great deal of Amelia, there is no harm in saying, at the outset of our acquaintance, that she was a dear little creature. And a great mercy it is, both in life and in novels, w...

  • Bionic Jean

    Written in 1848, Vanity Fair is an excellent satire of English society in the early 19th Century. Thackeray states several times that it is a novel "without a hero", and at a couple of points tries t...

  • Paul Bryant

    1. I liked the company of Thackeray who is breezy, ebullient and cynical about everyone’s motives. And he’s very confident too. He thinks he knows everything, although there’s not a word about h...

  • Luffy

    The author makes his presence known towards the end of the book. It was both eerie and uncanny. He kept breaking the fourth wall, then he conjured that apparition of his in one of the last chapters.Va...

  • Emily

    I realize that I'm not making friends here by only giving what is considered a masterful piece of literature what amounts to a "meh" review but that's really how I felt about this book. On a small sca...

  • Jan-Maat

    I finish the book and wonder how to best convert the muddy puddle of my impressions into some-kind of a coherent rich picture of a review.Well what is is, imagine an exhibition of of George Cruikshank...

  • Apatt

    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 seve...

  • Grace Tjan

    Spoilers!Miss Rebecca Sharp's Guide to the Regency Society1. If a young lady is not born into either rank or fortune, she will be looked down upon by good society and forced to exist in a humiliating ...

  • Matt

    Ok, ok...I'm reading this as a break between books for classes in Grad School. Is that the dorkiest thing you could ever imagine? Yes. It is. It just is.But the first two pages, the author's introduct...