English Novels Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray HC slipcased Classic Literature Books for Readers Gift Books Used Free shipping

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This is a wonderful collectible set of two hardcovers in a handsome slipcase Könemann Publishing 1998. Each small hardcover is crisp and clean like new inside. Accompanying dust jackets also like new. Slipcase is like new with only a hint of shelf wear from display.

One of the greatest of English novels, Thackeray's Vanity Fair is a satirical but far from unfeeling account of English society in the Napoleonic era. In Volume One we meet Amelia, the sheltered daughter of a city merchant, who is a good-hearted, trusting and insipid; and Becky an orphan of humble origins is a resourceful harpy with social ambitions. The marriage of Becky to Rawdon alienates his wealthy aunt, and the couple are obliged to live on their wits. Amelia's marriage to George causes her husband to be disinherited by his father. The story is timeless, the narrative of this edition takes the engaging cast to their changed destinies on or near the field of Waterloo. In Volume Two of this edition, we follow the fortunes of the extraordinary characters in the wake of Waterloo. Amelia has lost her husband while Becky perfects the art of living well on nothing.

This is a wonderful interpretation in two volumes that is sure to please literary fans and be a welcome addition to any library.
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