An adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic story of parvenue Becky Sharp's rise from obscure & humble origins to her subsequent ignominious fall from Society; set amongst the ...
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An adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic story of parvenue Becky Sharp's rise from obscure & humble origins to her subsequent ignominious fall from Society; set amongst the backdrop of Regency England & in continental Europe during the Napoleonic War. Written by
The green velvet Spencer Natasha Little (Becky Sharp) wears walking with Amelia in Brighton is the same costume worn by an extra in the Assembly Rooms in Persuasion (2007). See more »
I'm afraid I will have to charge you rather a lot. My horses are all I own in the world, you know.
Money is no object to me, ma'am.
That's good. Six hundred pounds.
[Jos is taken aback, but promptly reaches for his pocketbook.]
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I much prefer this version to the film, which naturally has its limitation of time to be considered. The cast I believe to be perfect, so much is said without words and the story plays along beautifully. It's been some years since I read the book, it's always on my list but gets pushed back because I have read it before, but perhaps this year? Becky is a delicious minx and Amelia is gullible and sweet. I loved Josh Sedley, adored Dobbin and Rawdon. There are so many brilliantly drawn characters, too many to mention. It's absorbing and entertaining, funny and heart wrenching. I have watched and enjoyed this before and no doubt will do so again.
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