Vanity Fair (movie tie-in)

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-07-23
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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No one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth and worldly success than the alluring and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished background to clamber up the social ladder. Her sentimental companion Amelia, however, longs for caddish soldier George. As the two heroines make their way through the tawdry glamour of English society in the early 1800s, battles—military and domestic—are fought, fortunes made and lost. The one steadfast and honorable figure in this corrupt world is Dobbin, devoted to Amelia, bringing pathos and depth to William Thackeray’s gloriously satirical epic of love and social adventure.

Author Biography

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-ű1863) was born in Calcutta but sent to England at the age of six. A journalist for many years, he wrote many novels with a socially satirical edge, including The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. and, most famously, Vanity Fair.

Table of Contents

Before the Curtainp. 5
Chiswick Mallp. 7
In which Miss Sharp and Miss Sedley prepare to open the Campaignp. 15
Rebecca is in Presence of the Enemyp. 25
The Green Silk Pursep. 33
Dobbin of Oursp. 47
Vauxhallp. 59
Crawley of Queen's Crawleyp. 73
Private and Confidentialp. 82
Family Portraitsp. 92
Miss Sharp begins to make Friendsp. 100
Arcadian Simplicityp. 107
Quite a Sentimental Chapterp. 123
Sentimental and Otherwisep. 132
Miss Crawley at Homep. 145
In which Rebecca's Husband appears for a Short Timep. 165
The Letter on the Pincushionp. 175
How Captain Dobbin bought a Pianop. 185
Who played on the Piano Captain Dobbin Bought?p. 194
Miss Crawley at Nursep. 208
In which Captain Dobbin acts as the Messenger of Hymenp. 220
A Quarrel about an Heiressp. 231
A Marriage and Part of a Honeymoonp. 241
Captain Dobbin proceeds on his Canvassp. 251
In which Mr Osborne takes down the Family Biblep. 258
In which all the Principal Personages think fit to leave Brightonp. 273
Between London and Chathamp. 294
In which Amelia joins Her Regimentp. 303
In which Amelia invades the Low Countriesp. 310
Brusselsp. 320
'The Girl I left behind Me'p. 334
In which Jos Sedley takes Care of his Sisterp. 345
In which Jos takes Flight, and the War is brought to a Closep. 358
In which Miss Crawley's Relations are very anxious about Herp. 376
James Crawley's Pipe is put outp. 388
Widow and Motherp. 406
How to live well on Nothing a Yearp. 418
The Subject continuedp. 428
A Family in a very Small Wayp. 444
A Cynical Chapterp. 460
In which Becky is recognized by the Familyp. 470
In which Becky revisits the Halls of her Ancestorsp. 480
Which treats of the Osborne Familyp. 493
In which the Reader has to double the Capep. 502
A Roundabout Chapter between London and Hampshirep. 512
Between Hampshire and Londonp. 524
Struggles and Trialsp. 534
Gaunt Housep. 543
In which the Reader is introduced to the very best of Companyp. 553
In which we enjoy three Courses and a Dessertp. 566
Contains a Vulgar Incidentp. 575
In which a Charade is acted which may or may not Puzzle the Readerp. 585
In which Lord Steyne shows himself in a most amiable Lightp. 605
A Rescue and a Catastrophep. 616
Sunday after the Battlep. 626
In which the same Subject is pursuedp. 636
Georgy is made a Gentlemanp. 653
Eothenp. 666
Our Friend the Majorp. 675
The old Pianop. 688
Returns to the Genteel Worldp. 700
In which two Light are put outp. 707
Am Rheinp. 722
In which we meet an old Acquaintancep. 734
A Vagabond Chapterp. 747
Full of Business and Pleasurep. 765
Amantium Iraep. 774
Which contains Births, Marriages, and Deathsp. 791
Notesp. 811
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