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

    Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By William Makepeace Thackeray
    • Narrated By Georgina Sutton
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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."

    hannah says: "OUTSTANDIN!!!! EVERY MOMENT A JOY TO LISTEN TO!"
  • Vanity Fair [Tantor] | William Makepeace Thackeray

    Vanity Fair [Tantor]

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By William Makepeace Thackeray
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    Vanity Fair features two heroines: the faithful, loyal Amelia Sedley, and the beautiful and scheming social climber Becky Sharp. It also engages a huge cast of wonderful supporting characters as the novel spins from Miss Pinkerton's academy for young ladies to affairs of love and war on the Continent to liaisons in the dazzling ballrooms of London.

    Joseph R says: "Clever, Witty, Splendid and Wonderful"
  • Vanity Fair [AudioGo] | William Makepeace Thackeray

    Vanity Fair [AudioGo]

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By William Makepeace Thackeray
    • Narrated By John Castle
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    Set during the time of the Napoleonic Wars, this classic gives a satirical picture of a worldly society. The novel revolves around the exploits of the impoverished but beautiful and devious Becky Sharp.

    Constance says: "A book that was meant to be read aloud!"
  • Vanity Fair: August 2014 Issue | Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair: August 2014 Issue

    • HIGHLIGHTS (3 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Vanity Fair
    • Narrated By Graydon Carter, various narrators
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    Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice - often the only choice - for the world's most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era.

  • Vanity Fair: July 2014 Issue | Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair: July 2014 Issue

    • HIGHLIGHTS (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Vanity Fair
    • Narrated By Graydon Carter, various narrators
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    Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideasthat matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerfulstorytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice - often the onlychoice - for the world's most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, VanityFair is the arbiter of our era.

  • Vanity Fair | William Makepeace Thackeray

    Vanity Fair

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William Makepeace Thackeray
    • Narrated By Edward Petherbridge
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    This book comes with an introduction and notes by Owen Knowles, University of Hull. Thackeray's upper-class Regency world is a noisy and jostling commercial fairground, predominantly driven by acquisitive greed and soulless materialism, in which the narrator himself plays a brilliantly versatile role as a serio-comic observer. Although subtitled 'A Novel without a Hero', "Vanity Fair" follows the fortunes of two contrasting but inter-linked lives.

  • Vanity Fair: March 2014: The 20th Annual Hollywood Issue | Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair: March 2014: The 20th Annual Hollywood Issue

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Vanity Fair
    • Narrated By Graydon Carter, various narrators
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    Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice - often the only choice - for the world's most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era.

  • Vanity Fair: May 2014 Issue | Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair: May 2014 Issue

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    • Narrated By Graydon Carter, various narrators
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    Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice - often the only choice - for the world's most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era.

  • Vanity Fair: January 2014 Issue | Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair: January 2014 Issue

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
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    • Narrated By Graydon Carter, various narrators
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    Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice - often the only choice - for the world's most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone, and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era. Cover story: Amy Adams on her wildly different film roles and her real life, which is like a private Broadway musical.

  • Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero | William Makepeace Thackeray

    Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By William Makepeace Thackeray
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Generally considered to be his masterpiece, Vanity Fair is Thackeray's resplendent social satire that exposes the greed and corruption raging in England during the turmoil of the Napoleonic wars. Subtitled "A Novel Without a Hero", it traces the changing fortunes of two unforgettable women: the scheming opportunist Becky Sharp, one of literature's most resourceful, engaging, and amoral heroines, and her foil, the faithful, naive Amelia Sedley.

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  • Vanity Fair: January - April 2014 Issue | Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair: January - April 2014 Issue

    • ABRIDGED (21 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Vanity Fair
    • Narrated By Graydon Carter, various narrators
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    Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice - often the only choice - for the world's most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era.

  • Vanity Fair: April 2014 Issue | Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair: April 2014 Issue

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
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    • Narrated By Graydon Carter, various narrators
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    Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice - often the only choice - for the world's most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era.

  • Vanity Fair | William Makepeace Thackeray

    Vanity Fair

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By William Makepeace Thackeray
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
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    Penguin Classics presents William Makepeace Thackeray adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by Robert Hardy’s Vanitas Vanitatum! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? Or, having it, is satisfied? 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.

  • Vanity Fair: June 2014 Issue | Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair: June 2014 Issue

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    • Narrated By Graydon Carter, various narrators
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    Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is thefirst choice - often the only choice - for the world's most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone, and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era.

  • Vanity Fair: February 2014 Issue | Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair: February 2014 Issue

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Vanity Fair
    • Narrated By Graydon Carter, various narrators
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    Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking theglobal conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With adedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling. In this month's issue Jimmy Fallon brings The Tonight Show backto its gritty, witty roots in NYC - and we rewind to Johnny Carson's glory days as late-night king. Then, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of SportsIllustrated's Swimsuit Issue and get the scoop on Nigella Lawson's simmering scandal. Plus: The dark side of the Sochi Olympics.

  • Vanity Fair: October 2013 Issue | Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair: October 2013 Issue

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
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    • Narrated By Graydon Carter, and various narrators
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    Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice—often the only choice—for the world’s most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era. Included in this month’s issue: Kate Upton, V.F.’s cover story; Bono spotlights Tom Freston in this month’s V.F. Portrait; an excerpt from a new Kate Middleton biography; Ingrid Sischy on Balthus; and more.

  • Vanity Fair: December 2013 Issue | Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair: December 2013 Issue

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
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    • Narrated By Graydon Carter, various narrators
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    Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice - often the only choice - for the world's most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era.

  • Vanity Fair: November 2013 Issue | Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair: November 2013 Issue

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 9 mins)
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    • Narrated By Graydon Carter, various narrators
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    Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice - often the only choice - for the world's most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone, and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era. This month's issue features Jay Z's most revealing interview ever.

  • Vanity Fair, October–December 2013 Issue | Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair, October–December 2013 Issue

    • ABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Vanity Fair
    • Narrated By various narrators, Graydon Carter
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    Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice—often the only choice—for the world's most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era.

  • Vanity Fair | W.M. Thackeray

    Vanity Fair

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    • By W.M. Thackeray
    • Narrated By Jane Lapotaire
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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 5000 pounds a year."

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