Vanity Fair

    • 4.3 • 172 Ratings

Publisher Description

Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is a novel Thackeray that satirizes society in early 19th-century England. As the manager of the Performance sits before the curtain on the boards and looks into the Fair, a feeling of profound melancholy comes over him in his survey of the bustling place. There is a great quantity of eating and drinking, making love and jilting, laughing and the contrary, smoking, cheating, fighting, dancing and fiddling; there are bullies pushing about, bucks ogling the women, knaves picking pockets, policemen on the look out, quacks (Other quacks, plague take them!) bawling in front of their booths, and yokels looking up at the tinselled dancers and poor old rouged tumblers, while the light fingered folk are operating upon their pockets behind.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1922
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
1,237
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
773.9
KB

Customer Reviews

BillFromSmithfield ,

Vanity Fair by Thackeray

A long read, but very worthwhile. Brilliant insight into the nature of fashionable life, including its hollowness and human side. Both good and bad characters are well developed. The story is told with much dry delightful British humor. Imaginary names and titles are used to convey subtle insights into the characters, such as "Lord Bareacres; His Transparency the Duke of Pumpernickel; and Lieutenant Spoony." Delightfullly written with rich characters and situations.
Recommended.

bedtime reader 02 ,

Long and painful

People making bad choices
A bit funny, but mostly a long drudgery

Kanwarjit s ,

vanity Fair

engrossing book,i read like a novel,slowly,i did not want it to end.
i also belong to Punjab

KanwarJit

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