Definition of Vanity Fair from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    Vanity Fair

     
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  1. 1a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. It contrasts the lives of two characters who first meet at school: Becky Sharp, who is intelligent, ambitious and poor, and Amelia Sedley, who is gentle, pretty and rich. The book contains many humorous characters and was published in parts between 1847 and 1848.
  2. 2a magazine published every month both in Britain and the US, with articles about politics, society, culture and other subjects