Vanity Fair

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The heroine, Becky Sharp, do not restrict herself in her means trying to “come right” in life. She uses her wit and beauty to entangle the necessary people with intrigues and charm wealthy bachelors; makes use of a young officer in love with her, and deceives him after getting married. Even when her tricks become notorious, Becky manages to keep her position and the opportunity to live luxuriously.
The most famous work by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 –1863), an English novelist of the 19th century. Written by one of the creators of an English realistic novel, “Vanity Fair” offers a panoramic portrait of English society of the time. Thackeray called the book a novel without a hero, setting depraved and egoistic people at the center of the story. Here, greediness, vanity and egoistic intentions, residing human nature, and women in particular, are expressed in Becky Sharp. The author proceeds from the belief, that evil are much more attractive and multifarious than good; and one should inquire into people, who act out of evil intentions. Portraying evil, people’s vices and triviality, he advocates positive ideals. A perfect knowledge of life and human character make this work an utter masterpiece of classic literature.
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