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(1878) VANITY FAIR : William Makepeace Thackeray : 2 Vols Antique Edition

(1878) VANITY FAIR : William Makepeace Thackeray : 2 Vols Antique Edition

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By William Makepeace Thackeray

Published by Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1878. Complete in two volumes. This is volume I and II from the 24 volume set of The Works of William Makepece Thackeray. Hardback books, green cloth bindings with decorative cloth and gilt titles.

A good edition. The cloth bindings are good but there is a little splitting to the cloth at the top rear edge of the spine to volume I as can be seen in the third picture provided above. ALl contents present and pages in good clean condition throughout. Overall a good clean antique edition.

Vanity Fair is an English novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, which follows the lives of Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley amid their friends and families during and after the Napoleonic Wars. It was first published as a 19-volume monthly serial from 1847 to 1848, carrying the subtitle Pen and Pencil Sketches of English Society, reflecting both its satirisation of early 19th-century British society and the many illustrations drawn by Thackeray to accompany the text. It was published as a single volume in 1848 with the subtitle A Novel without a Hero, reflecting Thackeray's interest in deconstructing his era's conventions regarding literary heroism. It is sometimes considered the "principal founder" of the Victorian domestic novel.

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