Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is a novel by the British writer William Thackeray, published in 1847-1848. The plot focuses on British society during the Napoleonic Wars. The book depicts its topic in a satirical manner. The main characters are two friends, Miss Amelia Sedley and Miss Rebecca Sharp. They belong to different social classes, but study at the same boarding school. After graduation, each girl follows her own path, but their lives cross over in a bizarre way.