William Thackery's bestseller tells the tale of two wildly different girls growing up in Victorian England. Becky Sharp is a poor orphan possessing free spirits and an abundance of wit. Her friend, Amelia Sedley is the rich daughter of a wealthy family with no real-world experience. However, the real highlight of the book is the wry, but always empathetic, the narrator of the book. The great Thackery himself.