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Vanity fair. A novel without a hero. by William Makepeace Thackeray

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Published by Bradbury & Evans in London .
Written in English



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  • Europe


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Edition Notes

StatementBy William Makepeace Thackeray. With illustrations on wood and steel by the author.
LC ClassificationsPR5618 .A1 1848
The Physical Object
Pagination4 p. l., [vii]-xvi, 624 p.
Number of Pages624
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6997755M
LC Control Number08017685

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