Skip to main content.

Vanity Fair

Gelesen von LibriVox Volunteers

(4,329 Sterne; 38 Bewertungen)

Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray that satirizes society in early 19th-century England. Like many novels of the time, Vanity Fair was published as a serial before being sold in book form; it was printed in 20 monthly parts between January 1847 and July 1848.

Thackeray meant the book to be not only entertaining but also instructive; this is shown both by the narrator of the book and in Thackeray's private correspondence. The novel is now remembered as a classic of English literature, though some critics claim that it has structural problems; Thackeray sometimes lost track of the huge scope of his work, mixing up characters' names and minor plot details. The number of allusions and references it contains can make it difficult for modern readers to follow. (32 hr 20 min)

Chapters

Chiswick Mall

17:37

Read by Michelle Crandall

In Which Miss Sharp and Miss Sedley Prepare to Open the Campaign

22:53

Read by Michelle Crandall

Rebecca is in Presence of the Enemy

18:00

Read by Michelle Crandall

The Green Silk Purse

32:03

Read by Wendy G.

Dobbin of Ours

26:56

Read by Michelle Crandall

Vauxhall

30:46

Read by Michelle Crandall

Crawley of Queen’s Crawley

19:19

Read by Stacey Ford Osborne

Private and Confidential

30:09

Read by Graham Williams

Family Portraits

22:38

Read by Graham Williams

Miss Sharp Begins To Make Friends

18:57

Read by Graham Williams

Arcadian Simplicity

40:20

Read by Betsie Bush

Quite a Sentimental Chapter

24:08

Read by Betsie Bush

Sentimental and Otherwise

29:03

Read by Guntar

Miss Crawley at Home

45:01

Read by Guntar

In Which Rebecca’s Husband Appears for a Short Time

21:32

Read by Guntar

The Letter on the Pincushion

11:31

Read by Guntar

How Captain Dobbin Bought a Piano

20:43

Read by Guntar

Who Played on the Piano Captain Dobbin Bought

32:03

Read by Michelle Crandall

Miss Crawley at Nurse

27:22

Read by Michelle Crandall

In Which Captain Dobbin Acts as the Messenger of Hymen

25:49

Read by Michelle Crandall

A Quarrel About an Heiress

26:23

Read by Chris Peterson

A Marriage and Part of a Honeymoon

24:55

Read by Chris Peterson

Captain Dobbin Proceeds on His Canvass

17:25

Read by Chris Peterson

In Which Mr. Osborne Takes Down the Family Bible

36:24

Read by Chris Peterson

In Which All the Principal Personages Think Fit to Leave Brighton

52:14

Read by Chris Peterson

Between London and Chatham

21:26

Read by Chris Peterson

In Which Amelia Joins Her Regiment

17:36

Read by Chris Peterson

In Which Amelia Invades the Low Countries

25:23

Read by Chris Peterson

Brussels

38:50

Read by Maureen S. O'Brien

The Girl I Left Behind Me

27:09

Read by Maureen S. O'Brien

In Which Jos Sedley Takes Care of His Sister

34:22

Read by Maureen S. O'Brien

In Which Jos Takes Flight, and the War Is Brought to a Close

14:03

Read by Maureen S. O'Brien

In Which Miss Crawley’s Relations Are Very Anxious About Her

22:00

Read by rachelellen

James Crawley’s Pipe is Put Out

36:29

Read by rachelellen

Widow and Mother

33:45

Read by Graham Williams

How to Live Well on Nothing a Year

24:58

Read by JemmaBlythe

The Subject Continued

48:33

Read by Monique

A Family in a Very Small Way

34:47

Read by chriss the girl

A Cynical Chapter

21:47

Read by Kymm Zuckert

In Which Becky Is Recognized by the Family

22:18

Read by Bethany Simpson

In Which Becky Revisits the Halls of Her Ancestors

30:01

Read by Bethany Simpson

Which Treats of the Osborne Family

20:06

Read by Chris Peterson

In Which the Reader has to Double the Cape

26:10

Read by Chris Peterson

A Round-about Chapter between London and Hampshire

28:18

Read by Chris Peterson

Between Hampshire and London

27:22

Read by Graham Williams

Struggles and Trials

24:20

Read by Graham Williams

Gaunt House

26:26

Read by Graham Williams

In Which the Reader Is Introduced to the Very Best of Company

30:49

Read by Dexnell Peters

In Which we Enjoy Three Courses and a Desert

19:50

Read by Cindy Scott Amero

Contains a Vulgar Incident

25:31

Read by hotchoccy

In Which a Charade Is Acted Which May or May Not Puzzle the Reader

59:00

Read by Graham Williams

In Which Lord Steyne Shows Himself In A Most Amiable Light

30:42

Read by Graham Williams

A Rescue And A Catastrophe

27:43

Read by Graham Williams

Sunday After the Battle

29:39

Read by Anne

In Which the Same Subject is Pursued

39:41

Read by Joyce Nussbaum

Georgy is Made a Gentleman

29:52

Read by Kymm Zuckert

Eothen

20:45

Read by Laurie Campbell

Our Friend the Major

28:18

Read by Laurie Campbell

The Old Piano

27:35

Read by Laurie Campbell

Returns to the Genteel World

15:51

Read by Bethany Simpson

In Which Two Lights Are Put Out

37:47

Read by Bethany Simpson

Am Rhein

27:56

Read by Bethany Simpson

In Which We Meet An Old Acquaintance

33:22

Read by Graham Williams

A Vagabond Chapter

49:08

Read by Graham Williams

Full of Business and Pleasure

23:08

Read by Graham Williams

Amantium Irae

44:43

Read by Chris Peterson

Which Contains Births, Marriages, and Deaths

58:52

Read by Anne

Bewertungen

great book

(5 Sterne)

Disregard my comment above, it was a technical issue. Greatly entertaining book, thank you!

(5 Sterne)

Absolutely excellent! full of wit and brilliance