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Check out my other items! Be sure to add me to your favorites list! We have a huge collection of vintage items!! Check out our "other items" for more awesome, rare & vintage collection! ANTIQUE HARDCOVER BOOK THE IMPERIAL EDITION OF THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY VANITY FAIR A NOVEL WITHOUT A HERO VOLUME 1 VOLUME 2 PUB. THE STANDARD LITERATURE CO. LTD. CALCUTTA & LONDON. LONDON,JUNE 28, 1848 ABOUT THE AUTHOR- Thackeray was born on July 18, 1811, in Calcutta, India, into a family that had made its fortunes in the East India Company for two generations. He was sent to England at the age of 5 after the death of his father. The Anglo-Indian community in which Thackeray grew up was alienated by prejudice from the English upper-class society, of which, however, it felt itself rightfully a part by reason of its achievements and wealth, and whose values it imitated. A sympathy for similar alienation manifested itself in his later attitudes. ABOUT THE BOOK- Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero- is a novel by English author William Makepeace Thackeray, first published in 1847-48, satirising society in early 19th-century Britain. It follows the lives of two women, Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley, amid their friends and family. The novel is now considered a classic, and has inspired several film adaptations. In 2003, Vanity Fair was listed at #122 on the BBC's The Big Read poll of the UK's best-loved books.[1] Vanity Fair (1847-1848) established Thackeray's fame permanently. Set in the time just before and after the Battle of Waterloo, this novel departed from convention in having no hero or heroine and no plot in the conventional sense. It is a portrait of society centered on three families interrelated by acquaintance and marriage, the events of whose lives are organized by the broad movement of time rather than artificial complication and resolution. This "formlessness" helps to create an illusion of reality, given substance by an infinitude of authentic details in the description of the actions of daily life and in the differentiation of character by style of speech. In the irrepressibly resourceful, though amoral, Becky Sharp, Thackeray created one of fiction's most engaging characters. PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS- *****PEOPLE SAY'S *THE 100 BEST NOVEL NO. 14. *Before 1847, William Makepeace Thackeray was a guy mostly known for writing short satirical articles for the funny magazine Punch. After 1848, he became the superstar author of the hilariously mean Vanity Fair, a long satirical novel that made fun of the aristocracy and the middle classes: their greed, corruption, and - ahem - vanity. DETAILS- HARD BOARD MAROON COLOR LEATHER COVER. GOLD WRITING & DESIGNED SPINE . WOOD ENGRAVING ILLUSTRATION. COMBINED BINDING OF VOLUME 1 & VOLUME 2. VOLUME 1- 399 PAGES, VOLUME 2- 196 PAGES. 18.5 CM X 12.0 CM. OVERALL EXCELLENT USED AGEING CONDITION. MAIN HARD BOARD COVER IS SUBJECT TO MINIMAL DAMAGE ON CORNER & FADED. YELLOWISH TONE PAGES. NEGLIGIBLE PINHOLE MARKS ON FEW PAGES. PHOTOS ARE PART OF DESCRIPTION FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING & GRADATION. supreme supremewidgets

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