Climb­ing lad­ders

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Or­phaned and pen­ni­less, BECKY SHARP falls on her feet af­ter be­ing taken in by her wealthy for­mer class­mate AMELIA and the SEDLEY fam­ily be­fore be­com­ing a chil­dren’s gov­erness for MP SIR PITT CRAW­LEY. Nur­tur­ing am­bi­tions to en­ter high so­ci­ety, Becky schemes her way into favour with mem­bers of the Craw­ley fam­ily. How­ever, her as­cen­dancy to­wards so­cial suc­cess is ham­pered when she se­cretly mar­ries CAP­TAIN RAWDON CRAW­LEY, an­ger­ing Pitt and his sis­ter MATILDA who deem Becky an un­suit­able wife for the Craw­ley heir. Fu­elled by her mar­i­tal ties, Becky ac­com­pa­nies Rawdon to war in Bel­gium, where she shame­lessly cap­i­talises on the turmoil to safe­guard her fu­ture should Rawdon die in bat­tle! In as­so­ci­at­ing with the pow­er­ful LORD STEYNE, Becky’s climb is again threat­ened as her new­found riches are tem­pered by his vi­o­lent treat­ment of her, leav­ing her mar­riage and sta­tus as a so­ci­ety princess in dan­ger of ruin!

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