By William Makepeace Thackeray
Images by Donald Urquhart
Four Corners Books
226 × 160 mm, 848 pp
Nominated for the Design Museum Designs of Year 2011.
The sixth book in the Four Corners Familiars series.
A novel without a hero.
‘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.”’(Four Corners Books)