Vanity Fair

£ 20.17

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

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Description

The Four Corners Familiars series 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.show more

Additional information

Weight 1462 g
Author

William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher

Four Corners Books

Binding

Hardback

ISBN-10

095619284X

Dimensions

172 x 231 x 64

Language

English

Country of Pub

United Kingdom

Book Condition

New

Notes

40 colour illustrations

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