Vanity Fair Book Summary and Study Guide

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'Vanity Fair' was written by Thackeray, a great contemporary of Charles Dickens, during the 19th century. His writing style is archaic as well as somewhat ludicrous, but as lively now as it was over 100 years ago when it was written.
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    His book mainly concerns two young women, Becky and Amelia, who, although friends, are very different from one another.   While Amelia is sweet and unimposing, Becky is ambitious and shrewd, and determined to get what she whatever she wants.   The story then follows them throughout their lives, and how and with whom they end them.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   British Strong "rags to riches" component?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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