Vanity Fair: a Novel Without a Hero

By: Thackery, William Makepeace

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This is a beautifully bound special edition book in deep brown leatherette with gold patterns on all sides. The spine has five raised bands. This is a wild novel filled to the brim with intrigue and love attachments, it satirizes society in early 19th-century Britain. The book's title comes from John Bunyan's allegorical story The Pilgrim's Progress, first published in 1678 and still widely read at the time of Thackeray's novel. In that work, "Vanity Fair" refers to a stop along the pilgrim's progress: a never-ending fair held in a town called Vanity, which is meant to represent man's sinful attachment to worldly things. The pages are gilt on all sides, with a blank bookplate laid in the front. Illustrated with four wood engravings and all 39 steel engravings Thackeray made for the first edition of this book. The end papers are deep brown with a small geometric design. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Title: Vanity Fair: a Novel Without a Hero

Author: Thackery, William Makepeace

Illustrator: Illustrated by Thackeray, William Makepeace

Categories: Classics,

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, The Franklin Library: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New with No dust jacket as issued

Seller ID: 003887

Keywords: FICTION Franklin Library RUSSIA SOCIETY VANITY Worldly Things ATTACHMENT Pilgrim's Progress ROMANCE,