William Makepeace Thackeray (8 books)

(18111863)

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Thackeray, an only child, was born in Calcutta, India, where his father, Richmond Thackeray (1 September 1781 – 13 September 1815), held the high rank of secretary to the board of revenue in the British East India Company. His mother, Anne Becher (1792–1864; second daughter of John Harman Becher, a writer for the East India Company, and his wife Harriet), married Richmond Thackeray on 13 October… (more)

 

Catherine: A Story

by William Makepeace Thackeray

Catherine: A Story was the first full-length work of fiction produced by William Makepeace Thackeray. It first appeared in serialized installments in Fraser's Magazine between May 1839 and February 1840. Thackeray's...

Mémoires de Barry Lyndon du royaume d'Irlande

by William Makepeace Thackeray

Rédigée sous la forme de mémoires, cette histoire est celle de l'ascension sociale et de la chute d'un homme arriviste et amoral. Suite à un duel au cours duquel il pense avoir tué son adversaire, le jeune...

The Book of Snobs

The History of Henry Esmond

by William Makepeace Thackeray

he story of Henry Esmond, a colonel in the service of Queen Anne of England, begins in his youth, as the illegitimate and orphaned cousin of the Viscount and Lady of Castlewood. The Jacobite family gradually...

The History of Pendennis

by William Makepeace Thackeray

Set in 19th century London, England, this novel features a young English gentleman Arthur Pendennis born in the country who sets out to seek his place in life and society. In line with other Thackeray's works,...

The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq.

by William Makepeace Thackeray

The Luck of Barry Lyndon is a picaresque novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, first published in serial form in 1844, about a member of the Irish gentry trying to become a member of the English aristocracy....

The Virginians

by William Makepeace Thackeray

Sequel to The History of Henry Esmond.

Vanity Fair

by William Makepeace Thackeray

“I think I could be a good woman, if I had five thousand a year,” observes beautiful and clever Becky Sharp, one of the wickedest—and most appealing—women in all of literature. Becky is just one of the...

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