Becky Sharp

by Minnie Maddern Fiske

Written in English
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Edition Notes

ContributionsWilliams, Frederick, fl. 1867-1899, Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn, 1862-1935, Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863, Corning, John Herbert, d. ca. 1940, donor, Lafayette Square Opera House (Organization : Washington, D.C.), Theater Playbills and Programs Collection (Library of Congress)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN2093 .A44 1877 no. Thr. E/B
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (theater program).
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25021722M
LC Control Number2011659533

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Becky Sharp, fictional character, an amoral adventuress in William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair (–48), a novel of the Regency period (roughly the second decade of the 19th century) in England. Child of a poor artist and a French opera girl, Becky Sharp early learns to shift for herself.

Her mother dead, Becky's father with "a great propensity for running into debt, and a partiality for the tavern". Plot Overview The story, Vanity Fair, starts off at Miss Pinkerton 's Academy. Two girls, Amelia Sedley and Rebecca Sharp leave the academy to climb the social ladder, and gain wealth.

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In short, we discover that Becky is an unsavoury person. Yet, even after years there is something about Miss Sharp that still intrigues, beguiles, seduces. And, as you continue in this large, rambling book, you find that Becky.

Our interest in Becky Sharp lies in the fact that she is a hero with no morally good qualities. She fulfils all the narrative requirements of the hero, but Thackeray has jettisoned the idea.

Becky Sharp would do anything to climb the social ladder, and her cunning and manipulative plots make her an ideal anti-heroine. She's cynical, yes, but she's also resourceful, and I Author: Julia Seales. The novel that gave us Becky Sharp, one of the great anti-heroines of British fiction, along with a chapter titled “How to Live Well on Nothing a Year” that explains how Becky and her dashing.

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Facebook gives people the power to. Becky Sharp At School While the last century was in its teens, and on one sunshiny morning in June, there drove up to the great iron gate of Miss Pinkerton's Academy for young ladies, on Chiswick Mall. Summary. Miss Amelia Sedley and Becky Sharp prepare to leave Chiswick Mall for Amelia's home.

Miss Pinkerton, who runs the academy, autographs a copy of Dr. Johnson's dictionary for Amelia, whose.

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Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel about a woman determined to claw her way up the social ladder, was originally sub-titled: “A novel without a hero.” And in a way, that Author: Anne Cohen. Becky Sharp (Reese Witherspoon), the orphaned daughter of a painter and a singer, leaves a home for girls to be a governess, armed with a keen wit, good looks, fluent French, and an eye for social.

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Beautiful, brilliant, ruthless – nothing can stop Becky Sharp. It contrasts the lives of two boarding-school friends, Becky Sharp and Amelia Smedley. Constantly attuned to the demands of incidental journalism and his sense of professionalism in his relationship 4/5(1).

Enid Blyton composed some books betweenwhen she published her poetry collection Child Whispers, and her death in Hampstead on 28 Novemberoften rattling out 6, Author: Joe Sommerlad. But I will not do it with The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp by Sarra Manning – in fact, I will even manage to review it within days of its release.

Victory. Victory. As the title indicates, this is the. Becky Sharp (Olivia Cooke) is, of course, our clever antiheroine and hall-of-fame social climber. Secondary characters beam with awe at her vivacity, even those who are confident that she. She saw her creation Agatha Raisin as an antihero in the Becky Sharp mould.

As she said in “I wanted someone you didn’t like but you might want to win out in the end.”Author: Mike Ripley.

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