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Thackeray, W.M.: Vanity Fair (Abridged)

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XC 5120
 
Thackeray, W.M.: Vanity Fair (Abridged)
ISBN: 9789629545680
Download Size: 358 Mb
Running Time: 06:36:44
Release Date: June 1997
Originally recorded in 1997
Author
William Makepeace Thackeray
Producer
Neville Jason
Reader
Jane Lapotaire
Genre:
Spoken Word
Classic Fiction

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Thackeray, W.M.: Vanity Fair (Abridged)
William Makepeace Thackeray
Read by Jane Lapotaire
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 a year.' Thackeray's story is set at the time of the battle of Waterloo, in which the Sedley fortunes are lost - and Amelia is back to square one - while Becky rises with contemptuous ease.




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