Vanity Fair-logo

Vanity Fair

William Makepeace Thackeray

More Information

Description:

A deliciously satirical attack on a money-mad society, Vanity Fair, which first appeared in 1847, is an immensely moral novel, and an immensely witty one. Vanity Fair features two heroines: the faithful, loyal Amelia Sedley, and the beautiful and scheming social climber Becky Sharp. It also engages a huge cast of wonderful supporting characters as the novel spins from Miss Pinkerton's academy for young ladies to affairs of love and war on the Continent to liaisons in the dazzling ballrooms of London. William Makepeace Thackeray's forte is the bon mot, and it is amply exercised in a novel filled with memorably wicked lines. Lengthy and leisurely in pace, the novel follows the adventures of Becky and Amelia as their fortunes rise and fall, creating a tale both picaresque and risque. Thackeray mercilessly skewers his society, especially the upper class, poking fun at their shallow values and pointedly jabbing at their hypocritical "morals." His weapons, however, are not fire and brimstone but an unerring eye for the absurd and a genius for observing the foibles of his age. An enduring classic, this great novel is a brilliant study in duplicity and hypocrisy-and a mirror with which to view our own times.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Wanda McCaddon

Length:

28h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

04:00


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

43:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

31:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

45:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

30:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

22:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

27:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

38:50


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

25:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

39:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

25:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

20:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

35:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

34:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

21:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

20:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

27:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

17:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

22:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

24:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

21:59


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

19:22


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

21:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

27:45


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

17:49


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

21:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

45:57


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

24:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

21:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

20:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

36:40


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

29:03


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

20:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

27:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

25:45


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

14:20


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

33:04


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

25:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

28:33


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

39:12


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

18:59


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

36:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

42:28