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1899 VANITY FAIR William Makepeace Thackeray LOVELY LEATHER BINDING Illustrated

1899 VANITY FAIR William Makepeace Thackeray LOVELY LEATHER BINDING Illustrated

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VANITY FAIR

By William Makepeace Thackeray

Published by Smith, Elder, & Co., London, 1899. Volume I from The Works of Thackeray. Half leather binding with gilt spine and cloth sides, gilt to top edge, marble endpaper, pp xliv, 676. With frontispiece and numerous illustrations by the author.

CONDITION
A very good copy and handsomely bound in calf with gilt. The binding remains in very good condition. Endpapers very good. No writing or names. Pages very clean throughout. Just some spotting to the reverse of the frontispiece.

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, which reflects 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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