1815. The most coherent and stunning of all adaptations of Thackery's immortal best seller. Authors and characters may come and go, but the impudent and deceitful Becky Sharp always remains the peerless prototype for the heroines of all historical novels. Becky began as a governess, yet she conveted social position and respectability. Her first move, therefore, was to marry the son of her husband's father, to steal the affections and embrace of her dear friend's husband, and to receive the lavish gifts and entreaties of many rich suitors. One night Becky's husband returned unexpectedly and found Becky in the arms of a bewitched nobleman. This is the turning point of the plot. For hereafter Becky's past begins to trip her up, and her career begins its descent.