Table of Contents for Vanity Fair : A Novel Without a Hero


Abbreviations viii
Introduction ix
Chronology of Thackeray's Life and Works xxxiii
Select Reading List xxxvi
A Note on the Text xxxviii
VANITY FAIR
Before the Curtain
5(2)
Chiswick Mall
7(8)
In Which Miss Sharp and Miss Sedley prepare to open the Campaign
15(10)
Rebecca is in Presence of the Enemy
25(8)
The Green Silk Purse
33(14)
Dobbin of Ours
47(12)
Vauxhall
59(14)
Crawley of Queen's Crawley
73(9)
Private and Confidential
82(10)
Family Portraits
92(8)
Miss Sharp begins to make Friends
100(7)
Arcadian Simplicity
107(16)
Quite a Sentimental Chapter
123(9)
Sentimental and Otherwise
132(13)
Miss Crawley at Home
145(20)
In which Rebecca's Husband appears for a Short Time
165(10)
The Letter on the Pincushion
175(10)
How Captain Dobbin bought a Piano
185(9)
Who Played on the Piano Captain Dobbin bought?
194(14)
Miss Crawley at Nurse
208(12)
In Which Captain Dobbin acts as the Messenger of Hymen
220(11)
A Quarrel about an Heiress
231(10)
A Marriage and Part of a Honeymoon
241(10)
Captain Dobbin Proceeds on his Canvass
251(7)
In which Mr. Osborne takes down the Family Bible
258(15)
In which all the Principal Personages think fit to leave Brighton
273(21)
Between London and Chatham
294(9)
In which Amelia joins Her Regiment
303(7)
In which Amelia invades the Low Countries
310(10)
Brussels
320(14)
'The Girl I left behind Me'
334(11)
In which Jos Sedley takes Care of his Sister
345(13)
In which Jos takes Flight, and the War is brought to a Close
358(18)
In which Miss Crawley's Relations are very anxious about Her
376(12)
James Crawley's Pipe is put out
388(18)
Widow and Mother
406(12)
How to live well on Nothing a Year
418(10)
The Subject Continued
428(16)
A Family in a very Small Way
444(16)
A Cynical Chapter
460(10)
In which Becky is recognized by the Family
470(10)
In which Becky revisits the Halls of her Ancestors
480(13)
Which treats of the Osborne Family
493(9)
In which the Reader has to double the Cape
502(10)
A Roundabout Chapter between London and Hampshire
512(12)
Between Hampshire and London
524(10)
Struggles and Trials
534(9)
Gaunt House
543(10)
In which the Reader is introduced to the very best of Company
553(13)
In which we enjoy three Courses and a Dessert
566(9)
Contains a Vulgar Incident
575(10)
In which a Charade is acted which may or may not Puzzle the Reader
585(20)
In which Lord Steyne shows himself in a most amiable Light
605(11)
A Rescue and a Catastrophe
616(10)
Sunday after the Battle
626(10)
In which the same Subject is pursued
636(17)
Georgy is made a Gentleman
653(13)
Eothen
666(9)
Our Friend the Major
675(13)
The old Piano
688(12)
Returns to the Genteel World
700(7)
In which two Lights are put out
707(15)
Am Rhein
722(12)
In which we meet an old Acquaintance
734(13)
A Vagabond Chapter
747(18)
Full of Business and Pleasure
765(9)
Amantium Ira
774(17)
Which contains Births, Marriages, and Deaths
791(20)
Notes 811(52)
Appendix: Parody 863(3)
Textual Variants 866