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Free eBook Vanity Fair (The Penguin English Library) download ISBN: 0140624236
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (UK) (1994)
Language: English
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Contemporary Reaction to Vanity Fair. He just wanted a decent book to read

Contemporary Reaction to Vanity Fair. He just wanted a decent book to read. William Makepeace Thackeray was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata) in 1811, but was sent to England at the age of six. After his education at Charterhouse and Trinity College, Cambridge, having gambled away much of his fortune at university, he settled in Paris and tried a career as a painter.

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) was born and educated to be a gentleman but gambled away much of his fortune while at Cambridge. He trained as a lawyer before turning to journalism. He was a regular contributor to periodicals and magazines and Vanity Fair was serialised in Punch in 1847-8. John Carey is Professor of English at Oxford University. He has written on Dickens and Thackeray.

Though written in 1847-48, William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair is peopled by types who remain familiar today. The novel’s early nineteenth-century setting immerses us in a strange world of social stratification, moral strictures, and self-conscious sentiment. Yet its characters-from dissolute playboys and self-important heirs to judgmental aunts and finicky gourmands-are instantly recognizable.

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William Makepeace Thackeray (/ˈθækəri/; 18 July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was a British novelist, author and illustrator born in India

William Makepeace Thackeray (/ˈθækəri/; 18 July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was a British novelist, author and illustrator born in India. He is known for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of British society, and The Luck of Barry Lyndon, which was adapted for film by Stanley Kubrick

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By William Makepeace Thackeray. 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

By William Makepeace Thackeray. 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.

They were two young army officers, William Dobbin and George Osborne. One evening all the young people decided to go to Vauxhall Gardens together.

txt 69 Кб. Chapter ONE. A Departure and a Romantic Adventure. It was the last day of term at Miss Pinkerton's academy. Miss Pinkerton was giving final instructions to her sister, Miss Jemima. Is everything ready for Miss Sedley?' she asked grandly. They were two young army officers, William Dobbin and George Osborne. Amelia was very excited because she was in love with George Osborne. He was a good-looking young man, and he was Mr Sedley's godson. William Dobbin and George had been to the same school, and they were close friends. Category: Литература, Литературоведение. 0 Mb. 3 Mb.

A Novel Without a Hero is an unparalleled satire of 19th Century British Society, written by William Makepeace Thackeray and originally published in serial format from 1847 to 1848. Meet the charming and cunning Becky Sharp, insinuating upward through the social ranks with the fervor of Napoleon plowing through Europe
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My first attempt at reading this, years ago, ended with me giving up in the first chapter or two. This time I stuck with it and was rewarded with a greatly entertaining and amusing book. One thing I would recommend is to get a version with plenty of footnotes, because there are many things that need some explaining after 150 years!

The Kindle version Vanity Fair - Full Version (Illustrated and Annotated) (Literary Classics Collection Book 44) had plenty of footnotes, the most I could find in any Kindle version. Without them I would have been lost at times as to the meaning of certain references. There are also some typos, but not enough to destroy reading enjoyment. Also, this version has the original illustrations by the author.

Highly recommended!
303. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (Novel-E Book-Fiction) 5* Originally “The Novel Without a Hero”, which more or less is about the gist of it, as even the character Colonel William Dobbin is not without some flaws. The author certainly is a loquacious writer and no doubt his mind was muddled at times and certainly his pen hand cramped with the volume of pages of this work. Published as a 19 volume series between 1847-1848, it's meant to reflect early 19th century society of England, told with wit and satire. As the reader follows the lives of Amelia Sedley and Rebecca Sharp, we don't have to wait long to determine each ladies character, Amelia being naïve and Rebecca unscrupulous and rather ruthless at times. Their paths cross many times during the course of the narrative and not always in a good way. I thought it was an excellent story and well written which I thoroughly enjoyed. “Ah, Vanitas Vattatum! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? Or, having it is satisfied? -come, children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out” William Makepeace Thackeray and thus ends Vanity Fair.
This is not a review of the novel which is a masterpiece despite the reviews of a few people who didn't like the book. The fact that you don't like the book or understand the importance of the book does not mean it's not a masterpiece. I am reviewing the Barnes and Noble edition which is listed under annotated versions if you search that way. There are many brief references throughout the book---maybe on 30%-40% of the pages. They are very brief. I give this edition four starts because the Penguin edition has many more and they are more thorough. The Penguin is out of print but used copies can be found if searched for. This edition is fine and superior to those editions without such references but not as good as the Penguin.
Slogging through this supercilious, muddled mess of a novel took a supreme effort. Reeks misogyny on every page. Full of superfluous badinage that does nothing to advance the story. Not funny. Spectacularly mean spirited. Excessively lengthy for no reason. Maddeningly tedious. It’s easy to discern that Thackeray respects no one, but his hatred of women is the overwhelming takeaway of this boring, repetitive “satire.” The story itself is thin, but the reader’s attention is continually diverted and disturbed by the writer’s compulsion to expound upon his prejudices and personal opinions, particularly on the uselessness, superficiality, vindictiveness and inferiority of women.

Don’t bother reading this book unless you are required to do so. Thackeray is an accomplished writer who, at least in this book, wastes his gift. I’ve read many, many classics and this only one I would not recommend.
Reactions to this novel will probably depends heavily on two things -- tolerance for a long, sprawling, often diffuse story and a willingness to immerse oneself in a book where none of the main characters are fully likable people.

This is a long, long book. When I started reading it I was living in Arizona with no plans to move. By the time I finished the book this week, I had been a resident of Minnesota for almost three months. And I'm not a slow reader. It isn't the most sprawling Victorian novel I've read (The Way of All Flesh felt a lot longer and involved many more generations and Wives and Daughters: An Everyday Story, another great serial novel, was also pretty meandering), but it is certainly in the category.

If you have a willingness to immerse yourself in an author's world for an extended period of time, you will probably enjoy this novel. It helps, however, to also have an appetite for harsh social commentary. It doesn't seem as if the author likes anybody very much. Even the characters who are initially appealing turn out to have serious character flaws. Readers who want to "like" characters should probably keep looking.

On the whole, I thought this novel was an excellent read. The author's wit, while not as sharp as Dickens at his best, is enjoyable. The frequent authorial injections, while an old-fashioned technique, were delivered with a sensibility that was quite modern. The story didn't turn out at all as I expected it would.

If you have an appetite for a long novel with realistic characters, I highly recommend this book. I liked it enough to want to check out more of the author's work. Comparing him to authors like Austen isn't really fair. He was really working in a completely different way, with the same elements of social satire, but on a much longer scale and in a much darker vein.