- Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
- Copyright: Public domain
- Published in: 1848
- Word count: 302,097 words (≈ about 20 hours)
Note: “I think I could be a good woman, if I had five thousand a year,” observes beautiful and clever Becky Sharp, one of the wickedest—and most appealing—women in all of literature. Becky is just one of the many fascinating figures that populate William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel Vanity Fair, a wonderfully satirical panorama of upper-middle-class life and manners in London at the beginning of the nineteenth century.