TitleLa foire aux vanités
AuthorWilliam Makepeace Thackeray
ImprintWilliam Makepeace Thackeray Ltd
Sales rank4.5
FormatKindle Edition


Voici le chef d oeuvre anglais du XIX me si cle, crit par le grand William Makepeace Thackeray, et seul Dickens peut rivaliser avec lui en ce qui concerne l impact litt raire qu eurent ses romans cette poque La Foire aux Vanit s est sans contexte son plus grand livre dans lequel Thackeray d voile tout son talent pour la satire, la critique des moeurs et les exquis portraits des protagonistes Le titre est r v lateur de la toile de fond du roman, o toutes ces personnes se d cha nent dans cette Foire qu est le Londres du XIX me pour arriver leur fin.Thackeray nous pr sente donc sa foire aux vanit s comme un spectacle de marionnettes, il met en sc ne une multitude de personnages dont il pr cise bien qu aucun n est pr pond rant Pourtant le lecteur en retient surtout un Rebecca Sharp alias Mistress Rawdon Crawley Car si l un des personnages symbolise lui seul les deux sens du terme vanit , c est bien celui l Rebecca, Becky pour les intimes, est issue du milieu populaire mais sera lev e parmi les jeunes filles de haut rang gr ce un acte de charit Elle est destin e devenir gouvernante mais Becky a de bien plus grandes ambitionsComme Balzac, comme Zola, l auteur pars me cette fresque grandiose de toutes les activit s humaines amour, haines, intrigues, querelles de famille, conflits d h ritage, religion, rivalit s noblesse bourgeoisie, bals, guerres napol oniennes Mais la foire aux vanit s est aussi une com die satyrique Thackeray s arrange donc pour ridiculiser tous ceux qui se croient importants, ce qui apporte beaucoup de piquant et d humour au r cit Les aristocrates et nouveaux riches de l poque en prennent pour leur grade et, bien souvent, il faut avouer qu ils le m ritent, car beaucoup sont vraiment ridicules Une formidable com die humaine l anglaise, ponctu e du l gendaire flegme britannique Irr sistible Format professionnel lectronique Ink Book dition.


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La foire aux vanités By William Makepeace Thackeray

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La foire aux vanités By William Makepeace Thackeray

But as we are to see a great deal of Amelia, there is no harm in saying, at the outset of our acquaintance, that she was a dear little creature And a great mercy it is, both in life and in novels, which and the latter especially abound in villains of the most sombre sort that we are to have for... (Sign in to see more)

Bionic Jean

La foire aux vanités By William Makepeace Thackeray

Written in 1848, Vanity Fair is an excellent satire of English society in the early 19th Century Thackeray states several times that it is a novel without a hero , and at a couple of points tries to claim that Amelia, a good person but who inevitably comes across as rather wishy washy, is th... (Sign in to see more)

Paul Bryant

La foire aux vanités By William Makepeace Thackeray

1 I liked the company of Thackeray who is breezy, ebullient and cynical about everyone s motives And he s very confident too He thinks he knows everything, although there s not a word about how the poor live here, that s not his subject So he s like the mid 19th century version of Tom Wolfe or Jonat... (Sign in to see more)


La foire aux vanités By William Makepeace Thackeray

The author makes his presence known towards the end of the book It was both eerie and uncanny He kept breaking the fourth wall, then he conjured that apparition of his in one of the last chapters.Vanity Fair contains no real heroes That was a fact that Thackeray himself stated, and who am I to dispu... (Sign in to see more)


La foire aux vanités By William Makepeace Thackeray

I realize that I m not making friends here by only giving what is considered a masterful piece of literature what amounts to a meh review but that s really how I felt about this book On a small scale, I thought the writing was too long winded This is not a fancy story and it could have been told co... (Sign in to see more)


La foire aux vanités By William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity Fair is a big surprise for me I was expecting a story about the trial and tribulations of a couple of plucky lady friends what I discovered was a witty, satirical novel that made me laugh several times, engaged my attention always and even moving at times.On the surface Vanity Fair... (Sign in to see more)


La foire aux vanités By William Makepeace Thackeray

I finish the book and wonder how to best convert the muddy puddle of my impressions into some kind of a coherent rich picture of a review.Well what is is, imagine an exhibition of of George Cruikshank s drawings or of those of Gilray perhaps, there is wit and fun, but after a while , maybe they are ... (Sign in to see more)

Grace Tjan

La foire aux vanités By William Makepeace Thackeray

Spoilers Miss Rebecca Sharp s Guide to the Regency Society1 If a young lady is not born into either rank or fortune, she will be looked down upon by good society and forced to exist in a humiliating dependency on others for life, unless the said young lady is willing, nay, not merely willing, but mo... (Sign in to see more)


La foire aux vanités By William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity Fair is set in England, in the years around Napoleon s defeat at Waterloo However, William Makepeace Thackeray s portrait of human nature isn t limited to any time or place The novel is made up of nothing but super rigidly defined cliques complicated rules about who is allowed to talk to whom... (Sign in to see more)

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