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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 5000 pounds a year." Thackeray's story is set at the time of the battle of Waterloo, in which the Sedley fortune is lost - and Amelia is back to square one - while Becky rises with contemptuous ease.

(P)1997 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.; ©:1997 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

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I know the problem

I was listening to the abridged version with out realizing it until the end. Never again will I make that mistake. Loved this Narrator.

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The reader has an excellent accent and tone, which made for a very enjoyable listen.

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Fantastic

I finally understand all the references to Becky Sharp!
Excellent reading, excellent story. Leaves one with many things to think about, like all good literature.

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This is abridged!

The narrator was brilliant and the story entertaining - but this is an abridged version!