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Vanity fair ; a novel without a hero

"No one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth than the alluring, resourceful Becky Sharp, who ruthlessly clambers up the social ladder while her sweet, sentimental friend Amelia longs for her worthless soldier lover. As fortunes change, and battles are fought at home and abroad, who will survive?" -- Book cover.

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  • "Cliffs notes : Vanity Fair"
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  • "Pen and pencil sketches of english society"@en
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  • "Diary of C. Jeames de la Plauche, esq"@en
  • "Cliff notes : Vanity Fair"
  • "Vanity fair : Pen and pencil sketches of English society"
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  • "The tale of a young lady and the family she is employed by."
  • "Een satirische visie op de Engelse samenleving in het begin van de negentiende eeuw."
  • "Presents the nineteenth-century masterpiece about an unscrupulous young woman who is determined to achieve wealth and social success."
  • ""No one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth than the alluring, resourceful Becky Sharp, who ruthlessly clambers up the social ladder while her sweet, sentimental friend Amelia longs for her worthless soldier lover. As fortunes change, and battles are fought at home and abroad, who will survive?" -- Book cover."@en
  • ""No one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth than the alluring, resourceful Becky Sharp, who ruthlessly clambers up the social ladder while her sweet, sentimental friend Amelia longs for her worthless soldier lover. As fortunes change, and battles are fought at home and abroad, who will survive?" -- Book cover."
  • "Chronicles the exploits of Becky Sharp, an unscrupulous young woman who is determined to achieve wealth and social success."
  • "Chronicles the exploits of Becky Sharp, an unscrupulous young woman who is determined to achieve wealth and social success."@en
  • ""I do not say there is no character as well drawn in Shakespeare [as D'Artagnan]. I do say there is none that I love so wholly." --Robert Louis Stevenson "The lasting and universal popularity of The Three Musketeers shows that Dumas, by artlessly expressing his own nature in the persons of his heroes, was responding to that craving for action, strength and generosity which is a fact in all periods and all places." --AndreE Maurois From the Hardcover edition."@en
  • "Amelia Sedley and Becky Sharp are two friends. Amelia comes from a wealthy family but her father is made bankrupt. She marries George Osborne, a vain and shallow young man who does not really love her. Becky Sharp, on the other hand, comes from a penniless family, and is determined to use her beauty and charm to find a good position in life. Dossiers: Thackeray and Waterloo, A Critic's Assessment of Vanity Fair, Exit test."
  • "A satirical look at Victorian manners recounting the experiences of two finishing school graduates, Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley."@en
  • "Thackeray's most representative novel - a picture of society on a broad scale, with Becky Sharp, the adventuress, a principal character. Includes a famous account of the Battle of Waterloo. First published in 1848. For other editions, see Author Catalog."@en
  • "Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars, the story mixes ambition, greed, duplicity, coarseness, wealth and poverty into a literary tour de force. In Miss Pinkerton's Academy for young ladies, the advantaged Amelia Smedley is in stark contrast to the poor, but sharp-witted Becky Sharp. However, fate is not always kind as their lives become entwined with the likes of the coarse bully, Sir Pitt Crawley, his brother, The Rev Bute Crawley, the tyrannical Lady Southdown, the corrupt Lord Steyne, and the loyal William Dobbin."
  • "Brilliant, alluring, and ruthless, Becky Sharp defies her poverty-stricken background to climb the social ladder, while her sentimental companion Amelia longs only for caddish soldier George. As the two heroines make their way through the tawdry glamour of English society during the Napoleonic wars, military and domestic battles are fought and fortunes are made and lost."@en
  • "I think I could be a good woman, if I had five thousand a year, observes beautiful and clever Becky Sharp, one of the wickedest -- and most appealing -- women in all of literature. Becky is just one of the many fascinating figures that populate William Makepeace Thackeray's novel Vanity Fair, a wonderfully satirical panorama of upper-middle-class life and manners in London at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Scorned for her lack of money and breeding, Becky must use all her wit, charm and considerable sex appeal to escape her drab destiny as a governess. From London's ballrooms to the battlefields of Waterloo, the bewitching Becky works her wiles on a gallery of memorable characters, including her lecherous employer, Sir Pitt, his rich sister, Miss Crawley, and Pitt's dashing son, Rawdon, the first of Becky's misguided sexual entanglements. Filled with hilarious dialogue and superb characterizations, Vanity Fair is a richly entertaining comedy that asks the reader Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied? Features more than 100 illustrations drawn by Thackeray himself for the initial publication."
  • "A wickedly satirical story of pretentious English social climbers."
  • ""A picture of society on a broad canvas, embracing a great variety of characters and interests, the object being to depict mankind with all its faults and meannesses, without idealization or romance ... The careers of Becky Sharp, the adventuress, and her husband, Rawdon Crawley, make an apt contrast to the humdrum lives of the good hero and heroine, Dobbin and Amanda. The nobility, fashionable people about town, the mercantile aristrocracy and the needy classes below them, are all portrayed in the most lifelike way ... Thackeray combines his comment with narrative ... To many readers, indeed, his sarcastic dissertations are the chief intellectual delight." Baker. Guide to the Best Fic. *** "Becky Sharp, one of the most resourceful, engaging, and amoral women in literature, is the heroine of this sparkling satirical panorama of British society during the Napoleonic Wars." *** "Becky Sharp and her husband stand in contrast to the lives of Dobbin and Amelia in this revelation of societal classes." *** "The book is a densely populated, multi-layered panorama of manners and human frailties ... The novel deals mainly with the interwoven fortunes of two women, the wellborn, passive Amelia Sedley and the ambitious, essentially amoral Becky Sharp, the latter perhaps the more memorable character Thackeray created. The adventuress Becky is the character around whom all the men play their parts." Merriam-Webster's Ency of Lit. *** "A satirical look at Victorian manners recounting the experiences of two finishing school graduates, Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley.""@en
  • "Ben shu nü zhu ren gong li bei jia chu shen yu pin qiong, zai ping ke du nü zi xue xiao shou jin qi shi. li xiao hou ta ping zhe mei mao he ji zhi, bu ze shou duan di lie qu jin qian, tong guo tou ji he mao xian, li tu ji jin shang liu she hui. ji jing kan ke, ji du rong ru, zai ying guo she hui de ming li chang zhong, ta zui zhong hai shi mo mo wu wen di du ri. zuo zhe bi xia de li bei jia yi cheng wei shi jiu shi ji chu qi ying guo she hui de yi ge nü mao xian jia de dian xing."
  • "No one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth and worldy success than the alluring and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished background to clamber up the class ladder. Her sentimental companion Amelia, however, longs only for caddish soldier George. As the two heroines make their way through the tawdry glamour of Regency society, battles--military and domestic--are fought, fortunes made and lost. The one steadfast and honourable figure in this corrupt world is Dobbin, devoted to Amelia, bringing pathos and depth to Thackeray's gloriously satirical epic of love and social adventure."
  • "GENERAL & LITERARY FICTION. No one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth than the alluring, resourceful Becky Sharp, who ruthlessly clambers up the social ladder while her sweet, sentimental friend Amelia longs for her worthless soldier lover. As fortunes change, and battles are fought at home and abroad, who will survive?"
  • "Scorned for her lack of money and breeding, Becky must use all her wit, charm and considerable sex appeal to escape her drab destiny as a governess. From London's ballrooms to the battlefields of Waterloo, the bewitching Becky works her wiles on a gallery of memorable characters, including her lecherous employer, Sir Pitt, his rich sister, Miss Crawley, and Pitt's dashing son, Rawdon, the first of Becky's misguided sexual entanglements."
  • "A satire of 19th-century British society."@en
  • "The story of English society in the Napoleonic Wars and the early nineteenth century as told through the characters of Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley--Résumé de l'éditeur."
  • "Vanity Fair, Thackeray's panoramic, satirical saga of corruption at all levels of English society, was published in 1847 but set during the Napoleonic Wars. It chronicles the lives of two women who could not be more different: Becky Sharp, an orphan whose only resources are her vast ambitions, her native wit, and her loose morals; and her schoolmate Amelia Sedley, a typically naive Victorian heroine, the pampered daughter of a wealthy family. Becky's fluctuating fortunes eventually bring her to an affair with Amelia's dissolute husband; when he is killed at Waterloo, Amelia and her child are left penniless, while Becky and her husband Rawdon Crawley rise in the world, managing to lead a high life in London solely on the basis of their shrewdness. (The chapter entitled "How to Live on Nothing" is a classic.) Thackeray's subtitle, "A Novel Without a Hero," is understating the case; his view of humanity in this novel is distinctly bleak and deliberately antiheroic. Critics of the time misunderstood the book, decrying it as (among other things) vicious, vile, and odious. But VANITY FAIR has endured as one of the great comic novels of all time, and a landmark in the history of realism in fiction."@en
  • "Scorned for her lack of money and breeding, Becky must use all her wit, charm and considerable sex appeal to escape her drab destiny as a governess. From London's ballrooms to the battlefields of Waterloo, the bewitching Becky works her wiles on a gallery of memorable characters, including her lecherous employer, Sir Pitt, his rich sister, Miss Crawley, and Pitt's dashing son, Rawdon, the first of Becky's misguided sexual entanglements. --From publisher's description."@en
  • "Scorned for her lack of money and breeding, Becky must use all her wit, charm and considerable sex appeal to escape her drab destiny as a governess. From London's ballrooms to the battlefields of Waterloo, the bewitching Becky works her wiles on a gallery of memorable characters, including her lecherous employer, Sir Pitt, his rich sister, Miss Crawley, and Pitt's dashing son, Rawdon, the first of Becky's misguided sexual entanglements. --From publisher's description."
  • "Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, first published in 1847-48, satirizing society in early 19th-century Britain. The book's title comes from John Bunyan's allegorical story The Pilgrim's Progress, first published in 1678 and still widely read at the time of Thackeray's novel. Vanity fair refers to a stop along the pilgrim's progress: a never-ending fair held in a town called Vanity, which is meant to represent man's sinful attachment to worldly things. The novel is now considered a classic, and has inspired several film adaptations."@en
  • "Vanity Fair is a story of two heroines---one humble, the other a scheming social climber---who meet in boarding school and embark on markedly different lives. Amid the swirl of London's posh ballrooms and affairs of love and war, their fortunes rise and fall. Through it all, Thackeray lampoons the shallow values of his society, reserving the most pointed barbs for the upper crust. What results is a prescient look at the dogged pursuit of wealth and status---and the need for humility"
  • "A Novel without a Hero, Edgar F. Harden presents the first substantial critical study devoted to Thackeray's masterpiece. Designed to orient the reader to the multiplicities of Thackeray's perspective on human experience, the study commences with a broad contextual overview of the historical, literary, and critical environment shaping Thackeray's life and times. Subsequent chapters deliver a close reading of the novel, paying particular attention to issues of substance and style, the complex role of the narrator, and the elaborate characterizations of Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley; detailed coverage is also given to the significance of the serialized form in which the novel was first published. Maintaining that Vanity Fair "calls into fundamental question the value of worldly pursuits," Harden expertly leads readers to a solid understanding of the "Thackerayan perspective" and to a true appreciation for why George Eliot, in 1857, proclaimed Thackeray "the most powerful of living novelists."
  • "Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley become friends at Miss Pinkerton's school for girls. Apparently destined to rise to no higher a station in life than as a governess, Becky's beauty, cleverness, and heartlessness cause her fortunes to improve."
  • "Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley become friends at Miss Pinkerton's school for girls. Apparently destined to rise to no higher a station in life than as a governess, Becky's beauty, cleverness, and heartlessness cause her fortunes to improve."@en
  • "Een satirische visie op de Engelse samenleving in het begin van de negentiende eeuw. Met foto's uit de film. Vanaf ca. 14 jaar."
  • "Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is William Thackeray's celebrated satirical novel of 19th century British society. Vanity Fair follows the rags-to-riches tale of the captivating and ruthless Becky Sharpe as she navigates her way through London society with fearsome determination and ambition."@en
  • "Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is William Thackeray's celebrated satirical novel of 19th century British society. Vanity Fair follows the rags-to-riches tale of the captivating and ruthless Becky Sharpe as she navigates her way through London society with fearsome determination and ambition."
  • "A novel without a hero. There are scenes of all sorts; some dreadful combats, some grand and lofty horse-riding, some scenes of high life, some accompanied by appropriate scenery."
  • "<Ming li chang>wei rao zhe liang ge ren wu, zuo zhe gei wo men zhan xian le yi fu jiu shi ji chu ye ying guo she hui de xian ming tu hua."
  • "Een satirische visie op de Engelse samenleving in het begin van de 19e eeuw met scherpe karaktertekening, vooral van de vrouwelijke hoofdpersoon Becky Sharp."
  • "Two young women, one innocent and the other clever and unscrupulous, seek husbands and happiness in Europe around the time of the Napoleonic campaigns."
  • "Satirische visie op de Engelse samenleving in het begin van de 19e eeuw, waar in de vrouwelijke hoofdpersoon voor niets terugdeinst om tot rijkdom en aanzien te komen."
  • "As the coach pulls out of Miss Pinkerton's academy carrying two young ladies, one leans out the window and flings her parting gift back into the garden of the school. This defiant act introduces, dear reader, Miss Becky Sharp."@en
  • "When Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley leave school, their feet are set on very different paths. Kind, foolish Amelia returns to her comfortable home and wealthy family, to await a suitable marriage, while Becky must look out for herself, earning her own living in a hard world. But Becky is neither kind nor foolish, and with her quick brain and keen eye for a chance, her fortunes soon rise, while Amelia's fall. Greed, ambition, loyalty, folly, wisdom . . . Thackeray's famous novel gives us a witty and satirical picture of English society during the Napoleonic wars."
  • "Provides a satirical look at Victorian manners by recounting the experiences of two finishing school graduates; greedy and shrewd Becky Sharp, determined to get on in the world, and gentle, kind, and not-too-clever Amelia Sedley."@en
  • "The story of the amoral beauty Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished background to climb the social ladder, and her sentimental companion Amelia, who falls for a caddish soldier, presents a panoramic satire of Regency society."
  • "Set against the backdrop of the Waterloo campaign during Napoleon's Hundred Days, Vanity Fair tells the story of two very different women: Rebecca (Becky) Sharp and Amelia Sedley. Their education complete, Becky and Amelia set out into the world, where their lives follow different paths from a moral, social, and material perspective. Becky's beauty, wit, and will take her far until her selfish, self-serving behaviour sets her adrift, while Amelia, whose goodness defines her, finds her patience and endurance tested as poverty becomes the defining struggle of her existence. Vanity Fair, which takes its title from a chapter in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, remains William Makepeace Thackery's masterpiece, and has inspired many film adaptations over the years, including the 2004 Mira Nair-directed version starring Reese Witherspoon as the indomitable Becky. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library."@en
  • "With finishing-school credentials and proper connections, Becky Sharp begins as a governess, wins the hearts of the moneyed young and old, and, in the light of presentation at court and calculated scandals, emerges a full-fledged courtesan on the Continent, living surprisingly well beyond her means."@en
  • ""A picture of society on a broad canvas, embracing a great variety of characters and interests, the object being to depict mankind with all its faults and meannesses, without idealization or romance ... The careers of Becky Sharp, the adventuress, and her husband, Rawdon Crawley, make an apt contrast to the humdrum lives of the good hero and heroine, Dobbin and Amelia. The nobility, fashionable people about town, the mercantile aristrocracy and the needy classes below them, are all portrayed in the most lifelike way ... Thackeray combines his comment with narrative ... To many readers, indeed, his sarcastic dissertations are the chief intellectual delight." Baker. Guide to the Best Fic. *** "Becky Sharp, one of the most resourceful, engaging, and amoral women in literature, is the heroine of this sparkling satirical panorama of British society during the Napoleonic Wars." *** "Becky Sharp and her husband stand in contrast to the lives of Dobbin and Amelia in this revelation of societal classes." *** "This book is a densely populated, multi-layered panorama of manners and human frailties ... The novel deals mainly with the interwoven fortune of two women, the wellborn, passive Amelia Sedley and the ambitious, essentially amoral Becky Sharp, the latter perhaps the more memorable character Thackeray created. The adventuress Becky is the character around whom all the men play their parts." Merriam-Webster's Ency of Lit. *** "A satirical look at Victorian manners recounting the experiences of two finishing school graduates, Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley.""
  • "A marvelous, incisive social satire that gleefully exposes the greed and corruption raging in England during the turmoil of the Napoleonic wars through its tracing of the changing fortunes of two unforgettable women. It is a comic masterpiece that still resonates today. "Re-reading Vanity Fair, one realises what a brilliant innovation this was in the English novel," remarked V.S. Pritchett. "Thackeray is like the modern novelists who derive from James and Proust, in his power of dissecting (and of desiccating!) character." 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. Thackeray's subversive, comic attack on the hypocrisy and "dismal roguery" of an avaricious world resonates 150 years later with implications for our own times. "Thackeray is an urbane nineteenth-century guide and commentator in a portrait gallery that is for all time," observed Louis Auchincloss. "He is the restless inhabitant of a prudish age, nostalgic, discursive, anecdotal, sentimental, worldly-wise, now warning us, now making fun of us, now reproving us ... Thackeray's harshest criticism of humanity is simply the point where ours commences. His perception of self-interest in every act is the ABC of modem psychology.""@en
  • ""I do not say there is no character as well drawn in Shakespeare [as D'Artagnan]. I do say there is none that I love so wholly." --Robert Louis Stevenson "The lasting and universal popularity of The Three Musketeers shows that Dumas, by artlessly expressing his own nature in the persons of his heroes, was responding to that craving for action, strength and generosity which is a fact in all periods and all places." --Andre? Maurois From the Hardcover edition."@en
  • "No one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth and worldly success thanthe alluring and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished background to clamber up the social ladder. Her sentimental companion Amelia, however, longs for caddish soldier George. As the two heroines make their way through the tawdry glamour of English society in the early 1800s, battles -- military and domestic -- are fought, fortunes made and lost. The one steadfast and honorable figure in this corrupt world is Dobbin, devoted to Amelia, bringing pathos and depth to William Thackeray's gloriously satirical epic of love and social adventure. - Publisher."@en
  • "Een jonge arme avonturierster weet aan het begin van de 19e eeuw door te dringen in Engelands vooraanstaande kringen. Met op dvd de BBC-bewerking tot tv-feuilleton uit 1998."
  • "Called in its subtitle "A Novel Without a Hero," Vanity fair has instead 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. Thackeray's forte is the bon mot and it is amply exercised in a novel filled with memorably wicked lines. Lengthy and leisurely in pace, the novel follows the adventures of Becky and Amelia as their fortunes rise and fall, creating a tale of both picaresque and risqué. Thackery mercilessly skewers his society, especially the upper class, poking fun at their shallow values and pointedly jabbing at their hypocritical "morals." His weapons, however, are not fire and brimstone but an unerring eye for the absurd and a genius for observation of the foibles of his age. An enduring classic, this great novel is a brilliant study in duplicity and hypocrisy ... and a mirror with which to view our own times."
  • "Adventure. Vanity Fair is among the richest and most entertaining of novels, a sparkling and witty story of English society during the Napoleonic wars. A piecing satire of the Victorian middle classes, it was hugely popular from the moment of its first publication in 1847. The narrative follows two contrasting young women, the flighty and enterprising Becky Sharp and her more upright counter part Amelia Sedley. Their adventures take them from Miss Pinkerton academy in Chiswick to the glamour of high society in London and Paris."@en
  • "Adventure. Vanity Fair is among the richest and most entertaining of novels, a sparkling and witty story of English society during the Napoleonic wars. A piecing satire of the Victorian middle classes, it was hugely popular from the moment of its first publication in 1847. The narrative follows two contrasting young women, the flighty and enterprising Becky Sharp and her more upright counter part Amelia Sedley. Their adventures take them from Miss Pinkerton academy in Chiswick to the glamour of high society in London and Paris."
  • "The story of English society in the Napoleonic Wars and the early nineteenth century as told through the characters of Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley."@en
  • "The story of English society in the Napoleonic Wars and the early nineteenth century as told through the characters of Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley."
  • "First published in 1919 by Chivers, Bath, England."@en
  • "Chronicles the exploits of Becky Sharp, an unscrupulous young woman who is determined to achieve wealth and social success, and her sentimental companion, Amelia, who has fallen for a caddish soldier, in the classic novel set against the backdrop of English society in the early 1800s."@en
  • "Xiao shuo zhu yao wei rao liang tiao xian suo zhan kai. yi tiao xian suo miao xie yi gu qiong hua shi de nü er bei ji wei le jin qian he di wei fei jin xin ji, yong jin shou duan, que lao dao yi sheng. ling yi tiao xian suo miao xie chun jie de fu jia xiao jie ai mi li ya zhong qing yu qing fu de qiao zhi. ao si ben, hun hou zhi jue de shi wang, hou hui. qiao zhi si hou, wei lian. dou bin zhong yu he ta shi ba nian lai hun si meng xiang de ai mi li ya jie le hun, que fa xian zi ji de chi xin bu zhi de."
  • "I think I could be a good woman, if I had five thousand a year, observes beautiful and clever Becky Sharp, one of the wickedest and most appealing women in all of literature. Becky is just one of the many fascinating figures that populate William Makepeace Thackeray 's wonderfully satirical panorama of upper-middle-class life and manners in London at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Scorned for her lack of money and breeding, Becky must use all her wit, charm and considerable sex appeal to escape her drab destiny as a governess. From London's ballrooms to the battlefields of Waterloo, the bewitching Becky works her wiles on a gallery of memorable characters, including her lecherous employer, Sir Pitt, his rich sister, Miss Crawley, and Pitt's dashing son, Rawdon, the first of Becky's misguided sexual entanglements. Filled with hilarious dialogue and superb characterizations, Vanity Fair is a richly entertaining comedy that asks the reader, Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied? Features more than 100 illustrations drawn by Thackeray himself for the initial publication. Nicholas Dames is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and is the author of Amnesiac Selves: Nostalgia, Forgetting, and British Fiction, 1810-1870 , and other commentary on nineteenth-century British and French fiction."
  • ""The book is a densely populated, multi-layuered panorama of manners and human frailties....The novel deals mainly with the interwoven fortunes of two women, the wellborn, passive Amelia Sedley and the ambitious, essentially amoral Becky Sharp, the latter perhaps the most memorable character Thackeray created. The adventuress Becky is the character around whom all the men play their parts." Merriam-Webster's Ency of Lit. *** "Becky Sharp, one of the most resourceful, engaging, and amoral women in literature, is the heroine of this sparkling satirical panorama of British society during the Napoleonic Wars." *** "Becky Sharp and her husband stand in contrast to the lives of Dobbin and Amelia in this revelation of societal classes." *** "A satirical look at Victorian manners recounting the experiences of two finishing school graduates, Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley.""
  • "本书女主人公利蓓加出身于贫穷,在平克顿女子学校受尽歧视。离校后她凭着美貌和机智,不择手段地猎取金钱,通过投机和冒险,力图挤进上流社会。几经坎坷,几度荣辱,在英国社会的名利场中,她最终还是默默无闻地度日。作者笔下的利蓓加已成为十九世纪初期英国社会的一个女冒险家的典型."
  • "With finishing-school credentials and proper connections, Becky Sharp begins as a governess, wins the hearts of the moneyed young and old, and, in the light of presentation at court and calculated scandals, emerges a full-fledged courtesan on the Continent, living surprisingly beyond her means."@en
  • "小说主要围绕两条线索展开. 一条线索描写已故穷画师的女儿蓓基为了金钱和地位费尽心机, 用尽手段, 却潦倒一生. 另一条线索描写纯洁的富家小姐爱米丽亚钟情于轻浮的乔治. 奥斯本, 婚后只觉得失望, 后悔. 乔治死后, 威廉. 都宾终于和他十八年来魂思梦想的爱米丽亚结了婚, 却发现自己的痴心不值得."
  • "19th century novel which satirizes the English society of the time."@en

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  • "名利场 = MINGLICHANG"
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  • "Vanity fair : a novel without a hero ; and, Lovel the widower"@en
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  • "Ming li chang = Vanity Fair"
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  • "Ming li chang = Wuthering Heights"
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  • "Ming li chang : jie xuan ben"
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  • "Ming Li Chang"
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  • "Ming li chang : [ Ying wen ben ]"
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  • "名利场"
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  • "Vanity Fair"
  • "Vanity Fair"@en
  • "Ming li chang [Ying - Han fanyi]"
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  • ""Vanity Fair" : authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism"
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  • "Vanity fair: a novel without a hero [Copy 1]"

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