The Paris Sketch Book (Large Print)
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About the Book
The Paris Sketch Book (1840) is a travelogue by William Makepeace Thackeray, published under the pseudonym of Michael Angelo Titmarsh. Thackeray includes in his book various essays and stories, such as An Invasion of France, The Story of Mary Ancel, and French Dramas and Melodramas. In some of these papers he records his observations during his residence in Paris, and in others he discusses the public events that occurred during the same period. He discusses Parisian Art and Literature scenes at length.
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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