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Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero | [William Makepeace Thackeray]

Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero

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 her courtship. Becky Sharp, an orphan, has to use her wit, charm, and resourcefulness to escape from her destiny as a governess. This she does ruthlessly, musing: "I think I could become a good woman, if I had £5,000 a year."
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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 her courtship. Becky Sharp, an orphan, has to use her wit, charm, and resourcefulness to escape from her destiny as a governess. This she does ruthlessly, musing: "I think I could become a good woman, if I had £5,000 a year."

Thackeray’s story is set at the time of the battle of Waterloo, in which the Sedley fortunes are lost - and Amelia is back to square one - while Becky rises with contemptuous ease.

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    What did you love best about Vanity Fair?

    The narration is fabulous. Although it is a long classic,Georgina Sutton presented it in such a charming way that there was not a single moment of boredom.She perfectly took on the voices of the different characters and made them sound pleasantly authentic and genuine.The story-line itself is well-known and no wonder it is a classic.One of the world's favourite books ever written,-according to BBC's Goodreads List.Deservedly so.Every minute of listening to this novel was a pleasure .The author's wisdom and sympathetic insight to human nature is just as valid today as it was centuries ago.It actually had me in tears.A rare occurance with listening to audio-books.Would recommend it to every one,any time.


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    If you could sum up Vanity Fair in three words, what would they be?

    I had read Vanity Fair and had watched the film and television series, but until I listened to this reading, I had never really understood, how funny & 'tongue in cheek' it was!

    Just be careful to choose the right reader. I chose one & within minutes couldn't cope with the voice although I had heard them reading other things. It just didn't feel right. Glad that Audible swapped it & that I persevered!


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    It was quite tricky at first to find a foothold in the story given the nature of its heroin. Georgina Sutton brought life to the innumerable characters however and made sure you couldn't get lost in the crowd!

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