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    DescriptionPart of Penguin's beautiful hardback "Clothbound Classics" series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design In William Thackeray's "Vanity Fair", 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 soldier George. As the two heroines make their way through the tawdry glamour of Regency society, battles - military and domestic - are fought, fortunes made and lost. The one steadfast and honourable figure in this corrupt world is Dobbin with his devotion to Amelia, bringing pathos and depth to Thackeray's gloriously satirical epic of love and social adventure.


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    Title
    Vanity Fair
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Makepeace Thackeray, Introduction by John Carey
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 912
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 56 mm
    Weight: 975 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141199542
    ISBN 10: 0141199547
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 500
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    DC22: 823/.8
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    B&T Approval Code: A25403248, C25108418
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.0.0.0.0
    DC23: 823.8
    LC classification: PR5618.A2 C37 2013
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    27 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.