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Thackeray's satirical depiction of his characters is hilarious.
It's long, but well worth the read, and you learn a lot from it, and it really is a good and interesting story, with characters yoou really get to know.
I'll conclude by saying this book is a wonderful read for those like me who enjoy this genre.
Let me begin by saying I LOVE Thakeray. I love how he narrates the story as an observer. I first read this book in high school, but a lot of the droll comments went over my... Read morePublished 6 days ago by T. P. Oconnor
I had to read this as part of a literary course I took and was a bit hesitant when I read the synopsis. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Mark Grazer
This is a great book. I came to this expecting a classic period piece in the Pride and Prejudice vein (and there is nothing wrong with that). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark Wierzbicki
Thackeray's novel is full of funny and clever lines that really make you think. The plot, ever thickening, is masterful and brilliant. Very truly "a novel without a hero".Published 1 month ago by losleeper
Thackeray takes you back to the 1800s with a story of two girls "friends" leaving school. Get ready it's a long ride. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robbi Podgaysky
I enjoyed read this book. And was able to keep up with the characters and moved with them as I read.Published 1 month ago by Lena Stacy
"Vanity Fair" is deservedly termed a masterpiece of English literature--exquisite characterizations, fascinating settings, fine historic detail, and droll humor, but... Read morePublished 1 month ago by A. L. Wright
If you have only 20 books on your shelf, this must be one of them. Like "Madame Bovary", "Dombey and Son", and others, this classic is for serious readers who want... Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. Tallis Avery