By: William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)
If you've enjoyed watching the 1998 BBC television miniseries, you'd probably want to renew your acquaintance with William Makepeace Thackeray's 1847 novel, Vanity Fair. However, if you're unfamiliar with what has been dubbed one of the Best 100 Books in English Literature, you certainly have a treat ahead. Miss Pinkerton's Academy in Chiswick Mall in London is where young ladies with ambitions of making a good marriage are sent by their socially aspiring middleclass parents. Two young ladies, Amelia Sedley and Rebecca (Becky) Sharpe are on their way home after completing their term at Miss Pinkerton's...
The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne
A classic Victorian novel and a historical novel rolled into one! Read about court and army life during the reign of Queen Anne – a story of Catholic – Protestant intrigue, and the party which aspired to the restoration of Bonny Prince Charlie. And, a good love story as well.
The Book of Snobs
The necessity of a work on Snobs, demonstrated from History, and proved by felicitous illustrations:—I am the individual destined to write that work—My vocation is announced in terms of great eloquence—I show that the world has been gradually preparing itself for the WORK and the MAN—Snobs are to be studied like other objects of Natural Science, and are a part of the Beautiful (with a large B). They pervade all classes—Affecting instance of Colonel Snobley.
(Dutch) De Kermis der IJdelheid
Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is een in de jaren 1847-1848 gepubliceerde roman van William Makepeace Thackeray, een satire over de vroege 19e-eeuwse Engelse samenleving. Zoals in die tijd gebruikelijk was, verscheen de roman eerst in een (20-delige) serie als feuilleton in een tijdschrift.De titel Vanity Fair is geïnspireerd op het allegorische verhaal The Pilgrim's Progress (1678) van John Bunyan over het dorpje Vanity.Vanitas Vanitatum. Wie van ons is gelukkig in deze wereld? Wie van ons heeft wat hij verlangt?, of zoo hij het heeft wie is voldaan?(Samenvatting geschreven door nl.Wikipedia)
|The Christmas Books of Mr. M.A. Titmarsh|
Rose And The Ring
Victorian social satire hiding in a set of children's fairy tales by the author of the classic "Vanity Fair"
It tells the story of Henry Esmond's twin grandsons, George and Henry Warrington. Henry's romantic entanglements with an older woman lead up to his taking a commission in the British army and fighting under the command of General Wolfe at the capture of Quebec. On the outbreak of the American War of Independence he takes the revolutionary side. George, who is also a British officer, thereupon resigns his commission rather than take up arms against his brother.
|The History of Pendennis|
|Catherine: a Story|
|The Newcomes Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family|
|The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman|
|The Second Funeral of Napoleon|
|(French) La foire aux vanités, Tome I|
|The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh|
|Adventures of Major Gahagan|
|Henry Esmond; The English Humourists; The Four Georges|
|A History of Pendennis, Volume 1 His fortunes and misfortunes, his friends and his greatest enemy|
|The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush|
|The Bedford-Row Conspiracy|
|The Fitz-Boodle Papers|
|The Fatal Boots|
|The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond|
|From Cornhill to Grand Cairo|
|John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character|
|The History of Pendennis, Volume 2 His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy|
|The Wolves and the Lamb|
|Some Roundabout Papers|
|A Little Dinner at Timmin's|
|Little Travels and Roadside Sketches|