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William Makepeace Thackeray

Penguin Classics presents William Makepeace Thackeray adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by Robert Hardy. 'Vanitas Vanitatum! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?' 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 class ladder. Her sentimental companion Amelia, however, longs only for caddish soldier George. As the two heroines make their way through the tawdry glamour of Regency society, battles - military and domestic - are fought, fortunes made and lost. The one steadfast and honourable figure in this corrupt world is Dobbin with his devotion to Amelia, bringing pathos and depth to Thackeray's gloriously satirical epic of love and social adventure. Part of a series of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.

Penguin Classics presents William Makepeace Thackeray adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by Robert Hardy. 'Vanitas Vanitatum! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?' 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 class ladder. Her sentimental companion Amelia, however, longs only for caddish soldier George. As the two heroines make their way through the tawdry glamour of Regency society, battles - military and domestic - are fought, fortunes made and lost. The one steadfast and honourable figure in this corrupt world is Dobbin with his devotion to Amelia, bringing pathos and depth to Thackeray's gloriously satirical epic of love and social adventure. Part of a series of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.
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Penguin Classics presents William Makepeace Thackeray adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by Robert Hardy. 'Vanitas Vanitatum! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?' 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 class ladder. Her sentimental companion Amelia, however, longs only for caddish soldier George. As the two heroines make their way through the tawdry glamour of Regency society, battles - military and domestic - are fought, fortunes made and lost. The one steadfast and honourable figure in this corrupt world is Dobbin with his devotion to Amelia, bringing pathos and depth to Thackeray's gloriously satirical epic of love and social adventure. Part of a series of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Hardy

Length:

7h 50m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

17:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

19:34