Vanity Fair!! Well if all the world's a stage to Shakespeare and it is indeed a Vanity Fair to William Thackeray.
Through this delightful classic, he takes us on to the bygone era of the English - a time when they were making quite a place for themselves in India. Well, do not mistake it for a story set in India. It is just a reference to the period of the setting. Amelia Sedley and Rebecca the stars of the book are followed from their late teenage years well into maturity. Their simple desires, their luck with love and money and their heart's deepest yearnings form the main plot. The author pretends not to write a novel, but to be observing life at a fair - the vanity fair - where people live their lives seeking to fulfill their whims and fancies. Where people of just means do not seem to get their rightful dues easily and have to struggle through it all. We are introduced to the best of English society, their indulgent lives, striving at all means to maintain status quo and live life to its fullest.
Well, in short, vanity fair shows us how the best comes to those who wait, good overcomes evil, the mills of god grind slow but sure . to put it in a few different ways. it's a book for a good summer reading.