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Author: H.E. Shaw
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Title: Notes on Thackeray's "Vanity Fair" (York Notes)
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Language: English
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Publisher: Longman (April 1980)
Pages: 80

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Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (Novel-E Book-Fiction) 5 Originally The Novel Without a Hero, which more or less is about the gist of it, as even the character Colonel William Dobbin is not without some flaws. The author certainly is a loquacious writer and no doubt his mind was muddled at times and certainly his pen hand cramped with the volume of pages of this work. For years I had been putting off reading Thackeray's magnum opus, "Vanity Fair.

William Makepeace Thackeray. Amelia does not esteem the values of Vanity Fair; Rebecca cares for nothing else.

William Makepeace Thackeray's VANITY FAIR, "a Novel Without a Hero" is a satiric masterpiece that encapsulates all the layers of British society in a microcosm while conveying the spirit and atmosphere of an epoch, and introduces literature's most charming picaresque anti-heroine, Becky Sharp. When Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley leave school, their feet are set on very different paths. Kind, foolish Amelia returns to her comfortable home and wealthy family, to await a suitable marriage, while Becky must look out for herself, earning her own living in a hard world. Study Help Essay Questions. Bookmark this page Manage My Reading List. 1. Give examples of Thackeray's use of symbolism in figures of speech and in names. 2. How can it be said that Amelia mistreats those who are humblest before her? 3. How does Thackery use his own experience as a source in Vanity Fair? 4. What faults make this novel difficult to read? 5. Contrast the two main female characters. 6. Give four of Thackeray's opinions on women. Is he usually complimentary or uncomplimentary? 7. What is Becky's greatest asset?

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 - 1863) was born to a prosperous middle-class family in India His father was an English official in Calcutta. After his father's death, when the boy was 3 years old, he was brought to England to be educated at school and later at Cambridge University. Being a student, William devoted much time to drawing cartoons and writing verses, chiefly parodies

Some of the illustrations that Thackeray produced for Vanity Fair depict characters external to the central narrative. Most notably, several representations of the narrator appear throughout the novel. The original engraved title page of the first instalment depicts 'a jester expounding on the follies of an audience living in a topsy-turvy world' (Knoepflmacher, 65). The speaker stands on a tub addressing a crowd which 'possesses the same donkey ears that adorn the jester's cap' (65).

Vanity Fair is an English novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. In 1848 it was published as a novel and the subtitle, A novel without a hero was added to reflect the moral ambiguity of the central characters.