Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (The Heritage Press)


Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1940. The Heritage Press. Beautifully Illustrated throughout by illustrations made by the author for the 1st edition.

Slipcase in Good- condition.

Introduction by John T. Winterich and John Sloan. Illustrations by the author.

A bewitching beauty who bends men to her will using charm, sex, and guile. An awkward man who remains loyal to his friends, even when those friends don’t deserve his affection. A mother who cannot get over the loss of her husband and devotes her life to her child. Though written in 1847-48, William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair is peopled by types who remain familiar today. The novel’s early nineteenth-century setting immerses us in a strange world of social stratification, moral strictures, and self-conscious sentiment. Yet its characters—from dissolute playboys and self-important heirs to judgmental aunts and finicky gourmands—are instantly recognizable.

Book in near fine condition. Slipcase stained on one side.