Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

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No one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth and worldly success than the alluring and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished background to clamber up the class ladder. Her sentimental companion Amelia, however, longs only for caddish soldier George. As the two heroines make their way through the tawdry glamour of Regency society, battles?military and domestic?are fought, fortunes made and lost. The one steadfast and honourable figure in this corrupt world is Dobbin with his devotion to Amelia, bringing pathos and depth to Thackeray's gloriously satirical epic of love and social adventure.

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The 70th greatest fiction book of all time

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  1. - 10th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  2. - 13th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  3. - 19th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  4. - 24th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
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  6. - 52nd on 100 Best Books (Montana State University)
  7. - 91st on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  8. - The Best Classics (The Times)
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  12. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  13. - The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (Easton Press)
  14. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)

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