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By: William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray Vanity Fair

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 by William Makepeace Thackeray 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 by William Makepeace Thackeray 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.

Book cover Barry Lyndon
De Kermis der IJdelheid by William Makepeace Thackeray (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)

Book cover The Christmas Books of Mr. M.A. Titmarsh
Book cover Rose And The Ring

Victorian social satire hiding in a set of children's fairy tales by the author of the classic "Vanity Fair"

Book cover Virginians

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.

Book cover Ballads
Book cover The History of Pendennis
Book cover Catherine: a Story
Book cover The Newcomes Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family
Book cover The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman
Book cover Burlesques
Book cover Roundabout Papers
Book cover The Second Funeral of Napoleon
Book cover Men's Wives
Book cover (French) La foire aux vanités, Tome I
Book cover The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh
Book cover Adventures of Major Gahagan
Book cover Henry Esmond; The English Humourists; The Four Georges
Book cover George Cruikshank
Book cover A History of Pendennis, Volume 1 His fortunes and misfortunes, his friends and his greatest enemy
Book cover The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush
Book cover The Bedford-Row Conspiracy
Book cover The Fitz-Boodle Papers
Book cover The Fatal Boots
Book cover The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond
Book cover From Cornhill to Grand Cairo
Book cover John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character
Book cover The History of Pendennis, Volume 2 His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy
Book cover The Wolves and the Lamb
Book cover Some Roundabout Papers
Book cover A Little Dinner at Timmin's
Book cover Little Travels and Roadside Sketches

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