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Vanity Fair

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33 Hours 10 Minutes


January 2011

Audio Book Summary

Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray that satirizes society in early 19th-century England. Like many novels of the time, Vanity Fair was published as a serial before being sold in book form; it was printed in 20 monthly parts between January 1847 and July 1848.

Thackeray meant the book to be not only entertaining but also instructive; this is shown both by the narrator of the book and in Thackeray's private correspondence. The novel is now remembered as a classic of English literature, though some critics claim that it has structural problems; Thackeray sometimes lost track of the huge scope of his work, mixing up characters' names and minor plot details. The number of allusions and references it contains can make it difficult for modern readers to follow.

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  • Anonymous

    If you’re ready this book would make your day better

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  • Kate H

    narrator quality ranged from excellent to skip to the next chapter as I can't understand the narrative.

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  • Anonymous

    Some of the narration is a bit suspect but the story is definitely worth sticking with . I really enjoyed it

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  • Anonymous

    Excellent epic novel based in early 1800s England. A scathing satirical critique on the inequity of society that still rings through in our modern world. Beautifully written, giving insight into the history and lives of people who lived then. I love this book. The narrators did a good job for the most part. The sentences, passages and chapters are longer and more detailed than your average novel, and so I would not be overly critical, however I did skip some chapters in this audiobook on account of the narrator.

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  • Gilvana Anjos

    um bom livro, mas fica monótono algumas vezes. como são muitos narradores, e cada um com seu estilo de leitura, fica difícil avaliar. mas foi uma boa experiência.

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