Vanity Fair

William Makepeace Thackeray (Author) John Carey (Introduction by)
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Product Details

Price
$12.00  $11.04
Publisher
Penguin Group
Publish Date
April 29, 2003
Pages
912
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.7 X 1.7 inches | 1.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780141439839

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About the Author

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) was born and educated to be a gentleman but gambled away much of his fortune while at Cambridge. He trained as a lawyer before turning to journalism. He was a regular contributor to periodicals and magazines and Vanity Fair was serialised in Punch in 1847-8. John Carey is Professor of English at Oxford University. He has written on Dickens and Thackeray.

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