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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

ByWilliam Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is a novel by English author 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. In that work, "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. In 2003, Vanity Fair was listed on the BBC's The Big Read poll of the UK's "best-loved novel".

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Publication Date
Apr 6, 2014
Language
English
ISBN
9781291821710
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): William Makepeace Thackeray

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EPUB

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