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Thackeray, William Makepeace

Born: 18-7-1811 at Calcutta, India.
Died: 24-12-1863

Summary of Biography

Acclaimed English wit, author, and one of the most distinguished advocates of 19th-century realistic novel. Thackeray is particularly reminisced for his deftly witty and sardonic depictions of the middle and upper classes of his time.

Biography

Thackeray, an only child, was born in Calcutta. He studied at Cambridge, but, never a keen student, he left the University in 1830 to travel the continent. He began to study law but gave it up and squandered much of his inheritance on gambling and poor investments. He studied art in Paris, but he did not pursue that professionally either, except to illustrate his own novels.
He was a successful novelist, earning the adulation of the very people he satirized. His death at 53 was unexpected.

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This section contains 27 books
The Irish Sketch-Book
The Irish Sketch-Book


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The Wolves and the Lamb
The Wolves and the Lamb


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The Virginians
The Virginians


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The Rose and the Ring
The Rose and the Ring


US$ 17.99
The Paris Sketch Book
The Paris Sketch Book


US$ 29.99
The Newcomes
The Newcomes


US$ 89.98
Miscellaneous Pieces
Miscellaneous Pieces


US$ 14.99
The History of Pendennis
The History of Pendennis


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The History of Henry Esmond, Esq.
The History of Henry Esmond, Esq.


US$ 44.99
The Fitz-Boodle Papers
The Fitz-Boodle Papers


US$ 17.99
The Christmas Books of Mr. M.A.Titmarsh
The Christmas Books of Mr. M.A.Titmarsh


US$ 24.99
Burlesques
Burlesques


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The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq
The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq


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The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan
The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan


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Denis Duval, Lovel the Widower and Other Stories
Denis Duval, Lovel the Widower and Other Stories


US$ 39.99
The Memoirs of Mr.Charles J. Yellowplush
The Memoirs of Mr.Charles J. Yellowplush


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Roundabout Papers
Roundabout Papers


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Men's Wives
Men's Wives


US$ 19.99
The Second Funeral of Napoleon
The Second Funeral of Napoleon


US$ 14.99
The Great Hoggarty Diamond
The Great Hoggarty Diamond


US$ 24.99
The Book of Snobs
The Book of Snobs


US$ 24.99
The Bedford-Row Conspiracy
The Bedford-Row Conspiracy


US$ 14.99
Little Travels and Roadside Sketches
Little Travels and Roadside Sketches


US$ 14.99
George Cruikshank
George Cruikshank


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