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.
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I had read Vanity Fair and had watched the film and television series, but until I listened to this reading, I had never really understood, how funny & 'tongue in cheek' it was!
Just be careful to choose the right reader. I chose one & within minutes couldn't cope with the voice although I had heard them reading other things. It just didn't feel right. Glad that Audible swapped it & that I persevered!
A surprisingly modern novel.
Incisive, funny, moving.
Becky Sharp is a wonderful creation. She's a shameless survivor and improviser in an era of modesty, blushes and bonnets.
Georgina Sutton is brilliant as all the characters- both men and women. Her Joss Sedley is particularly funny.
It made me laugh, cry and gasp.
I've listened to a number of Audible books but Georgina Sutton's performance in this thirty-two hour listen is the most impressive that I've come across so far.
- Mim C.