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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

  • $40.00

This edition of Vanity Fair is published by the British Four Corners books, the sixth in their series of "Familiars," in which they ask a contemporary artist to illustrate a classic text. This one is illustrated by Donald Urquhart. Anti-heroine Becky Sharp gets a refreshing new focus in British artist Donald Urquhart’s new edition of Vanity Fair, the sixth book in our Familiars series. The classic novel follows the fortunes of strong-minded and strong-willed Becky Sharp through early 19th century British society. Urquhart’s 1930s Hollywood-inspired images focus exclusively on Sharp. ‘I wanted to sideline all the secondary characters,’ says Urquhart. ‘The way that I’ve done it, the chapters she’s not in, there’s no pictures.’ As with all of the books in the series, the original text of the novel is included complete, and newly typeset. The typefaces used are Perpetua and Felicity (partly chosen for their feminine names), both designed by Eric Gill.