Set in the early 19th century, Thackeray's satire of high society follows the fortunes of two young ladies from Miss Pinkerton's Academy: the ruthless social climber Becky and her sweet-tempered and less worldly friend Amelia. Macmillan Collector’s Library edition. Embossed linen covers and gilt-edged pages.
A Novel Without a Hero
With the Napoleonic Wars as backdrop, Thackeray's great satire of materialistic society follows the fortunes of two young ladies from Miss Pinkerton's Academy: the orphaned, penniless, yet ruthless Becky Sharp; and Amelia Sedley, her less worldly friend, brought up in comfort and wealth and destined for neither. Slightly off-mint.