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Vanity fair : a novel without a hero
William Makepeace Thackeray
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main characters Rebecca "Backy" Sharp
Female
Orphan
Scorned for her lack of money and breeding; manipulates her way through society; uses her wit, charm, and sex appeal to escape her destiny as governess; Rawdon's wife; married poor but wheedles money out of people; abandoned her child whom she dislikes; destroyed her husband; alienated her friends and family; gained posession of Joseph's money.
Governess

Amelia Sedley
Female
Naive
Loyal to her self-centered husband, George.

Rawdon Crawley
Male
Married
Becky's husband; loves sports, gambling, and women.

George Osborne
Male
Married
Amelia's husband; neglects his wife and forgets her when her fortune has vanished and he is disinherited; does not appreciate his friendship with William; infatuated with Becky.

Joseph Sedley
Male
Amelia's brother; loves fine clothes and worships nobility; falls in love with Becky.

William Dobbin
Male
George's best friend; in love with Amelia.



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