by W. M. Thackeray
Collins, 1963, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, ex-library (cancelled library stamp inside front cover, title page and inside back cover) a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and covers, dustjacket has some chips and small tears, small hole to middle spine of dustjacket (see photographs)
'Vanity Fair is a great novel of life and manners in the Georgian Age, of which Thackeray wrote, while in the process of writing it: 'What I want to make is a set of people living without God in the world (only that is a cant phrase), greedy, pompous men, perfectly self-satisfied for the most part and at ease about their spurious virtue.' The result is a scintillating, lively tale of Mayfair society, profound in its character analysis.'