Vanity Fair A Novel Without a Hero by William Makepeace Thackeray

$18.95

This is a collectible from the International Collectors Library. No publishing date, this copy is believed to be from 1975-1979 edition. It is a handsome copy, green hardcover boards with gold design, gold lettering along spine and gold tipped top page edges. Attached ribbon bookmark. Inside very clean, no writing, marks etc seen. Binding tight and straight. Only a hint of shelf wear to cover from display.

This novel follow the lives of Becky and Emma and their friends and family during the Napoleonic Wars. First published as a monthly serial, it was published as a single volume in 1848. The subtitle, A Novel Without a Hero, reflected the authors interest in deconstructing his era's take on "literary heroism". The novel if framed as a puppet show taking place at a fair. Thackeray uses the novel to expose the human weaknesses mostly related to greed, idleness, and snobbery along with the deceit and hypocrisy that accompany them. The novel is a satire of society as a whole, emblematic of hypocrisy and opportunism.

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