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    Vanity Fair, with its rich cast of characters, takes place on the snakes-and-ladders board of life. Amelia Sedley, daughter of a wealthy merchant, has a loving mother to supervise her courtship. Becky Sharp, an orphan, has to use her wit, charm, and resourcefulness to escape from her destiny as a governess. This she does ruthlessly, musing: "I think I could become a good woman, if I had £5,000 a year."

    Thackeray’s story is set at the time of the battle of Waterloo, in which the Sedley fortunes are lost - and Amelia is back to square one - while Becky rises with contemptuous ease.

    PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

    Public Domain (P)2013 Naxos AudioBooks

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    • Healerchick
    • 29/01/2014

    OUTSTANDIN!!!! EVERY MOMENT A JOY TO LISTEN TO!

    What did you love best about Vanity Fair?

    The narration is fabulous. Although it is a long classic,Georgina Sutton presented it in such a charming way that there was not a single moment of boredom.She perfectly took on the voices of the different characters and made them sound pleasantly authentic and genuine.The story-line itself is well-known and no wonder it is a classic.One of the world's favourite books ever written,-according to BBC's Goodreads List.Deservedly so.Every minute of listening to this novel was a pleasure .The author's wisdom and sympathetic insight to human nature is just as valid today as it was centuries ago.It actually had me in tears.A rare occurance with listening to audio-books.Would recommend it to every one,any time.

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    • SLB
    • 07/06/2014

    My favorite novel

    Would you consider the audio edition of Vanity Fair to be better than the print version?

    Thackeray's **Vanity Fair** is my favorite novel, and I reread it every couple of years. I'm enjoying listening this time. Immersion Reading is turning out to be wonderful for the way I process: visual PLUS auditory!

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Vanity Fair?

    **Vanity Fair** is chocked full of wonderful moments! Tackeray's insight into people and society, his gentle jabs and sarcasm, are wonderful. He is keenly honest about their failings, yet you don't get the feeling that he despises people for their weaknesses. He tells the story almost as if he is a fond old uncle, slightly detached, amused at the foibles of, but still having affection for, his characters.

    Which character – as performed by Georgina Sutton – was your favorite?

    Sadly, I considered the characterizations the weakest part of the audiobook. In pure narration, Sutton's voice is pleasant and appropriate. Some of her characterizations, such as Sir Pitt Crawly, are good, but in general I didn't like them. They didn't match the voices in my head as I imagined the characters. It distracted me a bit, which is why I gave Performance only 4 stars, while Story got 5.

    Any additional comments?

    **Vanity Fair** is a very long novel, written in serialization. Thackeray 's style is common for the time. Sentences are complex and very long, florid and decorative. I adore it. He's THE master of the form. There is a lightness in his tone, even when your emotions are being tugged a bit. I heartily recommend it for those with a feeling for 19th century literature.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 22/06/2017

    Great performance

    I loved the performance by Georgina Sutton! She played the various characters in the book, both female and male, in such a way that their voices expressed their character and the humour and circumstances of the story admirably. Or, in other words, I had a lot of fun listening to this classic :)

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    • lbsouth
    • 15/03/2019

    Enjoyable 19th century tale

    I love classics and this was good not great in my opinion. I enjoyed the language and the overall story line.

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    • Shiloah Baker
    • 17/10/2018

    Vanity Fair, Vanity Fair!

    Brilliant! What a display! The narrative of Vanity Fair takes you through the twists and turns of many emotions, lives, and consequences. The pomp and show of those who live in Vanity Fair are merely that—show. Those who are familiar with Lehi’s dream would also know Vanity Fair to be the “Great and Spacious Building.” Much to learn in this book. Much to appreciate. Much to hope you aren’t doing in your own life. Much to avoid. Thackeray wrote a masterpiece of Vanity Fair. May I never be like Rebecca Sharp.

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    • W Perry Hall
    • 01/12/2017

    First Realistic Femme Fatale of Modern Lit


    The Prototype for Most Who Followed

    'Now I ain't sayin' you a gold digger, you got needs.
    *** Get down girl, go 'head, get down.'
    Gold Digger, Kanye West, Ray Charles, Renald Richard, 2005


    Becky Sharp. Perhaps modern lit's first exemplar of today's femme fatale. Clever, charming, attractive, as well as artful, duplicitous, hyper-ambitious, self-centered woman who uses sex as one of her tools to manipulate men but only to serve her needs. She is the anti-heroine without a scruple in this (subtitled) 'novel without a hero.' 'I think,' she says, 'I could be a good woman if I had five thousand a year.'

    I think we've all known at least one Becky Sharp, she usually comes from relatively nothing yet is the first to ridicule those less fortunate. 'Old Sir Pitt...chuckled at her airs and graces , and would laugh ... at her assumptions of dignity and imitations of genteel life.'

    There is really only one character who could be characterized as *redeeming* in the entire lengthy novel. Nonetheless, I was thoroughly impressed with and enjoyed reading this 1848 novel which is set in England around the time of Waterloo.

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    • Hunter
    • 18/05/2020

    the best narrator

    I've listened to this version many many times just for the narrator, although I love the book too.

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    • Gregg
    • 19/02/2020

    Before Reality TV Shows, the World had Vanity Fair

    A story that takes 32 hours of vanity and salaries and relationships and personal foibles that could have been done in much less time and fewer pages. Occasionally the story gripped me, but many other times the story seems to drift away and left me wondering where this was going. Mercifully I finished it, but it took some real perseverance.

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    • mpdc
    • 17/09/2019

    360 degrees excellent

    I have listened to many audible books over the years and this performance is among the best. it makes a great book even better. top 2%

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    • K.
    • 07/06/2019

    Worth a listen

    I thought I would never get to the end of this, but it was worth listening to. The narrator in this version was absolutely outstanding and I highly recommend her. I'm sure I read Thackeray in high school and may or may not have finished, but this was an easier way to get through the torrent of words. Those Victorians got paid by the word, didn't they? I had to take this in small doses but I'm glad I persevered. The author becomes one of the characters and we come to know him pretty well.

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    • eva
    • 21/05/2015

    wunderbare satire!

    Würden Sie dieses Hörbuch einem Freund empfehlen? Wenn ja, was würden Sie ihm dazu sagen?

    wer die deutsche bearbeitung mit dem leser h.j schmidt als langweilig empfand,wird die englische lesung erfrischend und herrlich empfinden.

    Welcher Moment von Vanity Fair ist Ihnen besonders im Gedächtnis geblieben?

    dass die hauptperson becky, obwohl eine "unmögliche" person , immer sympathisch ist, und man ständig hofft, dass sie doch ihr glück findet.

    Welche Szene hat Ihnen am besten gefallen?

    da gab es viele.

    Hat dieses Hörbuch Sie emotional stark bewegt? Mussten Sie laut z.B. lachen, weinen, zweifeln, etc.?

    ja

    Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

    sehr gut gelesen, auch für deutsche hörer sehr leicht zu verstehen.

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    • Ienco
    • 21/09/2017

    Wonderful novel about society

    The narrator was excellent. She really managed to do all the relevant accents and I was only a bit confused at the beginning because the narrator of the novel is supposed to be a man.
    It is very long but well worth it. I only found the listings of guests with silly names a bit tedious at times.