Vanity Fair

One of the great Victorian novels by an author at the height of his powers, Vanity Fair follows the fortunes of the calculating, upwardly-mobile Becky Sharp and her gentle,...

Burlesques

THE ANNOUNCEMENT.On the 1st of January, 1838, I was the master of a lovely shop in the neighborhood of Oxford Market; of a wife, Mrs. Cox; of a business, both in the shaving and...

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair, with its rich cast of characters, takes place on the snakes-and-ladders board of life. Amelia Sedley, daughter of a wealthy merchant, has a loving mother to...

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair, with its rich cast of characters, takes place on the snakes-and-ladders board of life. Amelia Sedley, daughter of a wealthy merchant, has a loving mother to supervise...

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair is one of the most distinguished works written by William Makepeace Thackeray. The novel satirises whole swaths of humanity while retaining a light touch. It also...

Catherine

This is Thackeray’s first full-length novel, which appeared in serialised instalments in Fraser’s Magazine between May 1839 and February 1840. The story of Catherine...

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. A deliciously satirical attack on a money-mad society, Vanity Fair, which first appeared in 1847, is an immensely moral novel, and an...

How To Be A Perfect Snob

"Snobs are to be studied like other objects of Natural Science, and are a part of the Beautiful (with a large B). They pervade all classes".William Makepeace...

Barry Lyndon

Like Tom Jones before him, Barry Lyndon is one of the most lively and roguish characters in English literature. He may now be best known through the colourful Stanley Kubrick film...

The History of Henry Esmond

Set in the reign of Queen Anne, Thackeray's novel follows the troubled progress of Henry Esmond Esq, a gentleman and an officer in Marlborough's army. Enamoured of the Jacobite...

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