Vanity Fair
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Vanity Fair
By William Makepeace Thackeray
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The Four Corners Familiarsseries invites contemporary artists to illustrate and produce a new edition of a classic novel or short story. This magnificent edition of William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair(first published in 1847-48) is the sixth in this series, and is produced by the British artist Donald Urquhart. Urquhart's black-and-white drawing style and subject matter is perfectly suited to the themes of Vanity Fair, which follows the fortunes of its strong-minded and strong-willed anti-heroine Becky Sharp through the follies and hypocrisies of early nineteenth-century British society. Urquhart's drawings, inspired by the fashions and iconography of 1930s Hollywood, focus exclusively on Becky Sharp. "I wanted to sideline all the secondary characters," says Urquhart. The novel is newly typeset in Perpetua and Felicity (partly chosen for their feminine names), typefaces designed by Eric Gill.

Table of Contents
  • Vanity Fair
  • by
  • William Makepeace Thackeray
    • BEFORE THE CURTAIN
  • CONTENTS
    • CHAPTER I
    • Chiswick Mall
    • CHAPTER II
    • In Which Miss Sharp and Miss Sedley Prepare to Open the Campaign
    • CHAPTER III
    • Rebecca Is in Presence of the Enemy
    • CHAPTER IV
    • The Green Silk Purse
    • CHAPTER V
    • Dobbin of Ours
    • CHAPTER VI
    • Vauxhall
    • CHAPTER VII
    • Crawley of Queen's Crawley
    • CHAPTER VIII
    • Private and Confidential
    • CHAPTER IX
    • Family Portraits
    • CHAPTER X
    • Miss Sharp Begins to Make Friends
    • CHAPTER XI
    • Arcadian Simplicity
    • CHAPTER XII
    • Quite a Sentimental Chapter
    • CHAPTER XIII
    • Sentimental and Otherwise
    • CHAPTER XIV
    • Miss Crawley at Home
    • CHAPTER XV
    • In Which Rebecca's Husband Appears for a Short Time
    • CHAPTER XVI
    • The Letter on the Pincushion
    • CHAPTER XVII
    • How Captain Dobbin Bought a Piano
    • CHAPTER XVIII
    • Who Played on the Piano Captain Dobbin Bought
    • CHAPTER XIX
    • Miss Crawley at Nurse
    • CHAPTER XX
    • In Which Captain Dobbin Acts as the Messenger of Hymen
    • CHAPTER XXI
    • A Quarrel About an Heiress
    • CHAPTER XXII
    • A Marriage and Part of a Honeymoon
    • CHAPTER XXIII
    • Captain Dobbin Proceeds on His Canvass
    • CHAPTER XXIV
    • In Which Mr. Osborne Takes Down the Family Bible
    • CHAPTER XXV
    • In Which All the Principal Personages Think Fit to Leave Brighton
    • CHAPTER XXVI
    • Between London and Chatham
    • CHAPTER XXVII
    • In Which Amelia Joins Her Regiment
    • CHAPTER XXVIII
    • In Which Amelia Invades the Low Countries
    • CHAPTER XXIX
    • Brussels
    • CHAPTER XXX
    • "The Girl I Left Behind Me"
    • CHAPTER XXXI
    • In Which Jos Sedley Takes Care of His Sister
    • CHAPTER XXXII
    • In Which Jos Takes Flight, and the War Is Brought to a Close
    • CHAPTER XXXIII
    • In Which Miss Crawley's Relations Are Very Anxious About Her
    • CHAPTER XXXIV
    • James Crawley's Pipe Is Put Out
    • CHAPTER XXXV
    • Widow and Mother
    • CHAPTER XXXVI
    • How to Live Well on Nothing a Year
    • CHAPTER XXXVII
    • The Subject Continued
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII
    • A Family in a Very Small Way
    • CHAPTER XXXIX
    • A Cynical Chapter
    • CHAPTER XL
    • In Which Becky Is Recognized by the Family
    • CHAPTER XLI
    • In Which Becky Revisits the Halls of Her Ancestors
    • CHAPTER XLII
    • Which Treats of the Osborne Family
    • CHAPTER XLIII
    • In Which the Reader Has to Double the Cape
    • CHAPTER XLIV
    • A Round-about Chapter between London and Hampshire
    • CHAPTER XLV
    • Between Hampshire and London
    • CHAPTER XLVI
    • Struggles and Trials
    • CHAPTER XLVII
    • Gaunt House
    • CHAPTER XLVIII
    • In Which the Reader Is Introduced to the Very Best of Company
    • CHAPTER XLIX
    • In Which We Enjoy Three Courses and a Dessert
    • CHAPTER L
    • Contains a Vulgar Incident
    • CHAPTER LI
    • In Which a Charade Is Acted Which May or May Not Puzzle the Reader
    • CHAPTER LII
    • In Which Lord Steyne Shows Himself in a Most Amiable Light
    • CHAPTER LIII
    • A Rescue and a Catastrophe
    • CHAPTER LIV
    • Sunday After the Battle
    • CHAPTER LV
    • In Which the Same Subject is Pursued
    • CHAPTER LVI
    • Georgy is Made a Gentleman
    • CHAPTER LVII
    • Eothen
    • CHAPTER LVIII
    • Our Friend the Major
    • CHAPTER LIX
    • The Old Piano
    • CHAPTER LX
    • Returns to the Genteel World
    • CHAPTER LXI
    • In Which Two Lights are Put Out
    • CHAPTER LXII
    • Am Rhein
    • CHAPTER LXIII
    • In Which We Meet an Old Acquaintance
    • CHAPTER LXIV
    • A Vagabond Chapter
    • CHAPTER LXV
    • Full of Business and Pleasure
    • CHAPTER LXVI
    • Amantium Irae
    • CHAPTER LXVII
    • Which Contains Births, Marriages, and Deaths
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