Brief bibliographic description: Specification Title: Vanity Fair A Novel Without a Hero Publisher: John Dicks, London Publication Date: Binding: Decorated Paper Book Condition: Good Edition: Reprint
«Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero» is a novel by English author William Makepeace Thackeray, first published in 1847–48, satirizing society in early 19th-century Britain. It follows the lives of two very different women, Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley, amid their friends and family. The novel is now considered a classic, and has inspired several film adaptations. In 2003, Vanity Fair was listed on the BBC’s The Big Read poll of the UK’s «best-loved novel». The ebook edition of «Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero» from Animedia Company contains 190 black-and-white illustrations by the author.
Instead of calling O Pioneers! a novel without a hero it might be more accurate to call it a novel with three heroines — Alexandra, the harvest-goddess, Marie, poor little spirit of love and youth snatched untimely former poppy-fields, and the Earth itself, patient and bountiful source of all things.