Vanity Fair A Novel without a Hero Penguin Summer Classics

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Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley stand at the heart of this richly comic dissection of English society during the Napoleonic wars Becky is charming and amoral and well equipped to fight for worldly success Amelia is sweet and sentimental and longs for her worthless soldier lover while the good but dul ...more

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Thackeray, an only child, was born in Calcutta, India, where his father, Richmond Thackeray (1 September 1781 – 13 September 1815), held the high rank of secretary to the board of revenue in the British East India Company. His mother, Anne Becher (1792–1864) was the second daughter of Harriet and John Harman Becher and was also a secretary (writer) for the East India Company.

William had been sent to England earlier, at the age of five, with a short stopover at St. Helena where the i
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