Vanity Fair

A Novel without a Hero

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On a broad and colourful canvas, extending from urban and rural England to Waterloo and the continental haunts of exiles, Thackeray gives us one of the greatest social-satirical novels in the language - one of the most entertaining and profound, and, ...Continua
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Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair il romanzo senza eroi... A mio avviso l eroe c è ... il maggiore Dobbin.. Onesto , sincero ,senza secondi fini in nessuna buona azione compiuta.Ama Amelia di un amore incondiZionato x anni e anni... Finché... Dopo molti anni..."Non ve ne...Continua
Saudi
Wrote 8/18/13
Mi aspettavo un finale più sarcastico o comunque più punitivo nei confronti delle due "non eroine" di questo romanzo! In ogni caso, l'autore è riuscito a non essere borioso come Dickens ne melenso come la Austen, nonostante io adori entrambi. Ottima...Continua
Roby66
Wrote 8/2/13
Un romanzo che ho trovato affascinante e nonostante la mole di facile lettura. Un grandioso affresco della societa' inglese della prima decade dell'Ottocento con vizi e virtu', da cui nessun personaggio ne esce bene. La protagonista è Becky Sharp, ch...Continua
Ena
Wrote 3/17/11
Vanitas vanitatum
This book is completely atemporal. Hooking, beautifully written and full of incidents. When I was in the middle, I thought "What else could happen now?". The characters are great and unforgettable, especially Becky, so "Sharp". It makes you think on...Continua
Linda
Wrote 2/27/11

You cannot NOT be mesmerized by Becky.


Ena
Wrote Mar 25, 2011, 12:01
Rawdon bought the boy plenty of picture-books, and crammed his nursery with toys. Its walls were covered with pictures pasted up by the father's own hand, and purchased by him with ready money. When he was off duty with Mrs Rawdon in the Park, he wou...Continua
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Ena
Wrote Mar 25, 2011, 12:00
Some cynical Frenchman has said that there are two parties to a love transaction: the one who loves, and the other who condescends to be so treated. Perhaps the love is ocasionally on the man's side; perhaps on the lady's.
Pag. 159
Ena
Wrote Feb 21, 2011, 09:37
Women only know how to wound so. There is a poison on the tips of their litlle sharps, which stings a thousand times more than a man's blunter weapon.
Pag. 434
Ena
Wrote Feb 21, 2011, 09:36
If all the drops in it were dried up, what would became of the sea?
Pag. 328
Ena
Wrote Feb 21, 2011, 09:36
And in determining to make everybody else happy, she found herself so.
Pag. 312

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