Vanity Fair Author:William Makepeace Thackeray Becky Sharp was clever, calculating and determined to get all she could out of life. Despite her friendship with Amelia Sedley she fails to trap Amelia's wealthy brother, Joseph. However, she does manage to rise from the lowly position of governess to become the wife of Rawdon, son of Sir Pitt Crawley. — There follows a succession of misadventure... more »s in which Rawdon is disinherited and Becky, who takes up with Lord Steyne, is ostracized from English society. Bub Becky, never daunted, using her beauty and her wits, lives always as to the manor born.
In Vanity Fair, Becky Sharp is the instrument by which Thackeray lays bare the pretenses of Victorian society.« less