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Vanity Fair: A Novel Without A Hero

by William Makepeace Thackery

Condition: Very Good/None


This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the cover boards are not bumped. The previous owners name and motto is affixed to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings.

"As the Manager of the Performance sits before the curtain on the boards, and looks into the Fair, a feeling of profound melancholy comes over him in his survey of the bustling place. There is a great quantity of eating and drinking, making love and jilting, laughing and the contrary, smoking, cheating, fighting, dancing, and fiddling: there are bullies pushing about, bucks ogling the women, knaves picking pockets, policemen on the loo-out, quacks (other quacks, plague take them!) folk bawling in front of their booths, and yokels looking up at the tinselled dancers and poor rough tumblers, while the light-lingered folk are operating upon their pockets behind. Yes, this is Vanity Fair;..." - Before The Curtain from Vanity Fair

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.


  • Bookseller: Revue & Revalued Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 327
  • Title: Vanity Fair
  • Author: William Makepeace Thackery
  • Format/binding: The binding is loose but the book is still intact.
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: None
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: International Collectors Library American Headquarters
  • Place: Garden City, New York
  • Keywords: Fiction, Classics, Victorian, Vanity, Fair, Tom Fool
  • Bookseller catalogs: Fiction; Classics;
  • Size: Crown Octavo


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