Among the vibrant cast of characters who scheme and scramble for life's prizes in this entertaining saga, no one is better equipped than Becky Sharp, Thackeray's supreme creation. Brilliant, alluring, and ruthless, she defies her poverty-stricken background to climb the social ladder, while her sentimental companion Amelia longs only for caddish soldier George. As the two heroines make their way through the tawdry glamour of English society during the Napoleonic wars, military and domestic battles are fought and fortunes are made and lost. Amid the fast-paced comic action stands Dobbin, a true gentleman in a corrupt world, whose unrequited love for Amelia brings pathos and depth to Thackeray's epic satire. This edition of one of the greatest social satires of the English language reproduces the text of the Oxford Thackeray and includes all of Thackeray's own illustrations. Features of this edition include a detailed introduction, extensive notes and a bibliography.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 1008 Vendor: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 7.73 X 6.13 X 1.82 (inches) ISBN: 0192834436 ISBN-13: 9780192834430 Availability: In Stock