Vanity Fair

  • by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Narrated by Georgina Sutton
  • 32 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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If you could sum up Vanity Fair in three words, what would they be?

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!


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- Annie

Excellent Recording of a first rate classic

This wonderful tale is enhanced by the narrator who never fails to deliver vocally Thackeray's inimitable characters. Changing seamlessly from narrator to character, Ms Sutton has created a masterpiece of her own. Could not be bettered.
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- SEA, Charente

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-03-2013
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks