The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan (Large Print)
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About the Book
William Makepeace Thackeray's The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan (1838) is a satirical novel about Anglo-Indian culture and life. The main character and narrator, Major Gahagan, is serving in India with the British Army. The story tells his adventures and portrays the various battles in which he single-handedly fights against entire armies of rampaging natives and defeats, even killing one hundred and thirty four elephants with a single shot.
About the Author
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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