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Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation

FICTION

1 Pages, 6 x 8.25

Formats: CD

CD, $29.95 (US $29.95)

Publication Date: April 2017

ISBN 9781785295201

Rights: US

BBC Books (Apr 2017)
BBC Audio

Price: $29.95
 
 

Overview

Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley are best friends at Miss Pinkerton's Academy for Young Ladies. On leaving school, Becky looks for a rich man to support her, while Amelia meets her old friend Dobbin. Becky takes a job in the service of Sir Pitt Crawley, and uses her charm to hook his dashing son. However, marriage does not provide the fortune she seeks. Meanwhile, Amelia rejects Dobbin and becomes engaged to the handsome George Osborne—but destiny has some shocks in store for her, too. As time goes by, their fortunes rise and fall. Thackeray's classic satire of passion and ambition, first published in 1847 and 1848, is a deliciously ironic portrait of English society and its mores. Unabridged.

Author Biography

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He is famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.