Vanity Fair

William Makepeace THACKERAY (1811 - 1863)

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.

Genre(s): Satire

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chiswick Mall Michelle Crandall
00:17:37
Play 02 In Which Miss Sharp and Miss Sedley Prepare to Open the Campaign Michelle Crandall
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Play 03 Rebecca is in Presence of the Enemy Michelle Crandall
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Play 04 The Green Silk Purse Wendy G.
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Play 05 Dobbin of Ours Michelle Crandall
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Play 06 Vauxhall Michelle Crandall
00:30:46
Play 07 Crawley of Queen’s Crawley Stacey Ford Osborne
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Play 08 Private and Confidential Graham Williams
00:30:09
Play 09 Family Portraits Graham Williams
00:22:38
Play 10 Miss Sharp Begins To Make Friends Graham Williams
00:18:57
Play 11 Arcadian Simplicity Betsie Bush
00:40:20
Play 12 Quite a Sentimental Chapter Betsie Bush
00:24:08
Play 13 Sentimental and Otherwise Guntar
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Play 14 Miss Crawley at Home Guntar
00:45:01
Play 15 In Which Rebecca’s Husband Appears for a Short Time Guntar
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Play 16 The Letter on the Pincushion Guntar
00:11:31
Play 17 How Captain Dobbin Bought a Piano Guntar
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Play 18 Who Played on the Piano Captain Dobbin Bought Michelle Crandall
00:32:03
Play 19 Miss Crawley at Nurse Michelle Crandall
00:27:22
Play 20 In Which Captain Dobbin Acts as the Messenger of Hymen Michelle Crandall
00:25:49
Play 21 A Quarrel About an Heiress Chris Peterson
00:26:23
Play 22 A Marriage and Part of a Honeymoon Chris Peterson
00:24:55
Play 23 Captain Dobbin Proceeds on His Canvass Chris Peterson
00:17:25
Play 24 In Which Mr. Osborne Takes Down the Family Bible Chris Peterson
00:36:24
Play 25 In Which All the Principal Personages Think Fit to Leave Brighton Chris Peterson
00:52:14
Play 26 Between London and Chatham Chris Peterson
00:21:26
Play 27 In Which Amelia Joins Her Regiment Chris Peterson
00:17:36
Play 28 In Which Amelia Invades the Low Countries Chris Peterson
00:25:23
Play 29 Brussels Maureen S. O'Brien
00:38:50
Play 30 The Girl I Left Behind Me Maureen S. O'Brien
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Play 31 In Which Jos Sedley Takes Care of His Sister Maureen S. O'Brien
00:34:22
Play 32 In Which Jos Takes Flight, and the War Is Brought to a Close Maureen S. O'Brien
00:14:03
Play 33 In Which Miss Crawley’s Relations Are Very Anxious About Her rachelellen
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Play 34 James Crawley’s Pipe is Put Out rachelellen
00:36:29
Play 35 Widow and Mother Graham Williams
00:33:45
Play 36 How to Live Well on Nothing a Year JemmaBlythe
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Play 37 The Subject Continued Monique
00:48:33
Play 38 A Family in a Very Small Way chriss the girl
00:34:47
Play 39 A Cynical Chapter Kymm Zuckert
00:21:47
Play 40 In Which Becky Is Recognized by the Family Bethany Simpson
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Play 41 In Which Becky Revisits the Halls of Her Ancestors Bethany Simpson
00:30:01
Play 42 Which Treats of the Osborne Family Chris Peterson
00:20:06
Play 43 In Which the Reader has to Double the Cape Chris Peterson
00:26:10
Play 44 A Round-about Chapter between London and Hampshire Chris Peterson
00:28:18
Play 45 Between Hampshire and London Graham Williams
00:27:22
Play 46 Struggles and Trials Graham Williams
00:24:20
Play 47 Gaunt House Graham Williams
00:26:26
Play 48 In Which the Reader Is Introduced to the Very Best of Company Dexnell Peters
00:30:49
Play 49 In Which we Enjoy Three Courses and a Desert Cindy Scott Amero
00:19:50
Play 50 Contains a Vulgar Incident hotchoccy
00:25:31
Play 51 In Which a Charade Is Acted Which May or May Not Puzzle the Reader Graham Williams
00:59:00
Play 52 In Which Lord Steyne Shows Himself In A Most Amiable Light Graham Williams
00:30:42
Play 53 A Rescue And A Catastrophe Graham Williams
00:27:43
Play 54 Sunday After the Battle Anne
00:29:39
Play 55 In Which the Same Subject is Pursued Joyce Nussbaum
00:39:41
Play 56 Georgy is Made a Gentleman Kymm Zuckert
00:29:52
Play 57 Eothen Laurie Campbell
00:20:45
Play 58 Our Friend the Major Laurie Campbell
00:28:18
Play 59 The Old Piano Laurie Campbell
00:27:35
Play 60 Returns to the Genteel World Bethany Simpson
00:15:51
Play 61 In Which Two Lights Are Put Out Bethany Simpson
00:37:47
Play 62 Am Rhein Bethany Simpson
00:27:56
Play 63 In Which We Meet An Old Acquaintance Graham Williams
00:33:22
Play 64 A Vagabond Chapter Graham Williams
00:49:08
Play 65 Full of Business and Pleasure Graham Williams
00:23:08
Play 66 Amantium Irae Chris Peterson
00:44:43
Play 67 Which Contains Births, Marriages, and Deaths Anne
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