Vanity Fair [With eBook]

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: William Makepeace Thackeray

Narrated By: Wanda McCaddon

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: June 2008

Duration: 28 hours 43 minutes


Vanity Fair is a story of two heroines---one humble, the other a scheming social climber---who meet in boarding school and embark on markedly different lives. Amid the swirl of London's posh ballrooms and affairs of love and war, their fortunes rise and fall. Through it all, Thackeray lampoons the shallow values of his society, reserving the most pointed barbs for the upper crust. What results is a prescient look at the dogged pursuit of wealth and status---and the need for humility.
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  • Anonymous

    The best of Victorian fiction, read with wit and verve. Thackeray was a master of character development and a first-rate satirist, with a sense for farce and delicious understatement. He is engagingly gossipy in tone, pulling the reader into his confidence, but his backdrop is ultimately dark and caustic. In the end, VF describes every manner of con man and woman under the sun, painting both predator and prey with equal reality, insight and cynicism. This listener was astonished to find a passing but vivid depiction of elder abuse in Sir Pitt's nurse.

Vanity Fair [With eBook]

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Vanity Fair [With eBook], William Makepeace Thackeray