Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray audiobook

Vanity Fair

By William Makepeace Thackeray
Read by Wanda McCaddon

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200135820

  • ISBN: 9798200135813

  • ISBN: 9798200135837

Runtime: 28.71 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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A deliciously satirical attack on a money-mad society, Vanity Fair, which first appeared in 1847, is an immensely moral novel, and an immensely witty one. Vanity Fair features two heroines: the faithful, loyal Amelia Sedley, and the beautiful and scheming social climber Becky Sharp. It also engages a huge cast of wonderful supporting characters as the novel spins from Miss Pinkerton's academy for young ladies to affairs of love and war on the Continent to liaisons in the dazzling ballrooms of London. William Makepeace Thackeray's forte is the bon mot, and it is amply exercised in a novel filled with memorably wicked lines. Lengthy and leisurely in pace, the novel follows the adventures of Becky and Amelia as their fortunes rise and fall, creating a tale both picaresque and risque. Thackeray mercilessly skewers his society, especially the upper class, poking fun at their shallow values and pointedly jabbing at their hypocritical "morals." His weapons, however, are not fire and brimstone but an unerring eye for the absurd and a genius for observing the foibles of his age. An enduring classic, this great novel is a brilliant study in duplicity and hypocrisy—and a mirror with which to view our own times.

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Author Bio: William Makepeace Thackeray

Author Bio: William Makepeace Thackeray

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.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 28.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English