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William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)

Autor(a) de Vanity Fair

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William Makepeace Thackeray was born in Calcutta, India, where his father was in service to the East India Company. After the death of his father in 1816, he was sent to England to attend school. Upon reaching college age, Thackeray attended Trinity College, Cambridge, but he left before completing mostrar mais his degree. Instead, he devoted his time to traveling and journalism. Generally considered the most effective satirist and humorist of the mid-nineteenth century, Thackeray moved from humorous journalism to successful fiction with a facility that was partially the result of a genial fictional persona and a graceful, relaxed style. At his best, he held up a mirror to Victorian manners and morals, gently satirizing, with a tone of sophisticated acceptance, the inevitable failure of the individual and of society. He took up the popular fictional situation of the young person of talent who must make his way in the world and dramatized it with satiric directness in The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1844), with the highest fictional skill and appreciation of complexities inherent within the satiric vision in his masterpiece, Vanity Fair (1847), and with a great subtlety of point of view and background in his one historical novel, Henry Esmond (1852). Vanity Fair, a complex interweaving in a vast historical panorama of a large number of characters, derives its title from John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and attempts to invert for satirical purposes, the traditional Christian image of the City of God. Vanity Fair, the corrupt City of Man, remains Thackeray's most appreciated and widely read novel. It contrasts the lives of two boarding-school friends, Becky Sharp and Amelia Smedley. Constantly attuned to the demands of incidental journalism and his sense of professionalism in his relationship with his public, Thackeray wrote entertaining sketches and children's stories and published his humorous lectures on eighteenth-century life and literature. His own fiction shows the influence of his dedication to such eighteenth-century models as Henry Fielding, particularly in his satire, which accepts human nature rather than condemns it and takes quite seriously the applicability of the true English gentleman as a model for moral behavior. Thackeray requested that no authorized biography of him should ever be written, but members of his family did write about him, and these accounts were subsequently published. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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(eng) W. M. Thackeray also wrote as Charles James Yellowplush, Michael Angelo Titmarsh, George Savage Fitz-Boodle, The Fat Contributor, and Ikey Solomons.

Image credit: Frontispiece to Works of Wiliam Makepiece Thackeray Vol. 6 (1898) "From a Drawing by Samuel Lawrence"


Obras por William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity Fair (1848) — Autor; Ilustrador, algumas edições14,408 exemplares
The History of Henry Esmond (1852) 1,340 exemplares
Barry Lyndon (1844) 961 exemplares
The History of Pendennis (1848) 458 exemplares
The Rose & the Ring (1854) 421 exemplares
The Newcomes (1855) 391 exemplares
The Book of Snobs (1848) 329 exemplares
The Virginians (1857) 252 exemplares
The Christmas Books (1868) 121 exemplares
Vanity Fair (1/2) (1847) 118 exemplares
The Paris Sketch Book (1840) 110 exemplares
Vanity Fair (2/2) (1847) 77 exemplares
Rebecca and Rowena (1850) 66 exemplares
The Adventures of Philip (1862) 62 exemplares
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 1 (2017) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Roundabout Papers (1882) 52 exemplares
Burlesques (1880) 50 exemplares
The Irish Sketch Book (1843) 47 exemplares
The History of Pendennis (2/2) (1896) 41 exemplares
The Four Georges (1899) 38 exemplares
Catherine: A Story (1900) 34 exemplares
Vanity Fair [Penguin Readers] (2000) 33 exemplares
The History of Pendennis (1/2) (1655) 32 exemplares
Contributions to "Punch" etc (1886) 31 exemplares
A Shabby Genteel Story (1971) 29 exemplares
The Virginians (1/2) (2006) 28 exemplares
Essays, Reviews, Etc. (1899) 25 exemplares
Lovel the Widower (1982) 24 exemplares
The Newcomes (1/2) (1855) — Autor — 22 exemplares
The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman (1969) 22 exemplares
From Cornhill to Grand Cairo (1885) 22 exemplares
The Newcomes (2/2) (1855) 21 exemplares
A little dinner at Timmins's (1848) 20 exemplares
The Virginians (2/2) (1911) — Autor — 19 exemplares
Men's Wives (2010) 19 exemplares
The Yellowplush Papers (1853) 18 exemplares
The Cornhill magazine 10 exemplares
[unidentified works] (1990) 10 exemplares
Sketches and Travels in London (1989) — Autor — 10 exemplares
Denis Duval (2004) 10 exemplares
The Adventures of Philip (1/2) — Autor — 9 exemplares
Fåfängans marknad. D. 1 (2018) 8 exemplares
A Legend of the Rhine (2004) 8 exemplares
Ballads (1879) 8 exemplares
Miscellanies (1890) 8 exemplares
The Adventures of Philip (2/2) — Autor — 8 exemplares
The Fitz-Boodle Papers (2012) 8 exemplares
The Paris Sketch Book / The Irish Sketch Book (1902) — Autor — 7 exemplares
Vanity Fair (2/2) / Lovel the Widower (1881) — Autor — 7 exemplares
The Wolves and the Lamb (2012) 7 exemplares
The Second Funeral of Napoleon (2008) — Autor — 7 exemplares
Ballads and Songs (2010) 7 exemplares
Roundabout Papers / The Second Funeral of Napoleon (1869) — Autor — 7 exemplares
Humoristische Erzählungen und Skizzen (1951) — Autor — 7 exemplares
The Bedford-Row Conspiracy (2008) 7 exemplares
The Thackeray alphabet (1929) 6 exemplares
Ballads and tales 6 exemplares
Thackeray's Miscellanies vol 2 (1877) 6 exemplares
George Cruikshank (2004) 6 exemplares
The Fatal Boots (2012) 6 exemplares
Thackeray, Pocket University Volume 1 Part 1. (1924) — Autor — 5 exemplares
The mahogany tree (2010) 5 exemplares
Little Masterpieces (1901) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Reading a Poem (1911) — Autor — 4 exemplares
The Newcomes (3/3) (1925) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Vanity Fair [AudioGo] (2009) 4 exemplares
Vanity Fair (2/3) 4 exemplares
Vanity Fair (1/3) 4 exemplares
The Newcomes (1/3) — Autor — 4 exemplares
The Virginians (3/3) (2008) 4 exemplares
Barry Lyndon / Denis Duval (1889) — Autor — 4 exemplares
Roundabout Papers Etc 3 exemplares
Erzählungen (1985) 3 exemplares
The Newcomes (2/3) 3 exemplares
The Chronicle of the Drum (2012) 3 exemplares
Half -Hours with Great Authors (1900) 3 exemplares
The History of Pendennis (1/3) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Poems and Ballads 3 exemplares
Roundabout Papers-Four Georges (1884) 3 exemplares
Humoristische Erzählungen (1987) 3 exemplares
The Story of Mary Ancel (2009) 2 exemplares
Christmas Books / Great Hoggarty Diamond (1883) — Autor — 2 exemplares
The Virginians (1/3) 2 exemplares
The Virginians (2/3) 2 exemplares
Catalina (2014) 2 exemplares
The Fatal Boots and Cox's Diary (1956) 2 exemplares
Literary Essays 2 exemplares
letters to an american family (1904) — Autor — 2 exemplares
The great Hoggarty diamond etc. (2023) 2 exemplares
A Story 2 exemplares
Maestros ingleses 2 exemplares
Sketch Books Etc. (1899) 2 exemplares
Pendennis - Vol 1 1 exemplar
Sketch Books 1 exemplar
Works 1 exemplar
Thackeray Works V 1 exemplar
Pendennis, Volume 1 (2015) 1 exemplar
O anel e a rosa (1986) 1 exemplar
Thackeray Works VI 1 exemplar
Thackeray Works IV 1 exemplar
The Chronicle of the Drum (1882) 1 exemplar
Vanity Fair Annotated (2022) 1 exemplar
The Four Georges 1 exemplar
Rebecca e Rowena (2011) 1 exemplar
Charity and Humour 1 exemplar
Thackeray Works I 1 exemplar
Thackeray Works II 1 exemplar
The Jungle 1 exemplar
Juvenilia 1 exemplar
Christmas Books, Etc. (2013) 1 exemplar
Philip Burlesque 1 exemplar
A Book for Christmas Reading — Autor — 1 exemplar
Feine Gesellschaft — Autor — 1 exemplar
The Library of Wit and Humor (1930) 1 exemplar
The Notch On The Ax: A Story (2010) 1 exemplar
Pendennis Siles Marner (1910) 1 exemplar
Some Roundabout Papers (2011) 1 exemplar
Fairy days 1 exemplar
Sultan Stork 1 exemplar
The Devil's Wager 1 exemplar
Thackeray's Works, Volume 18 (2015) 1 exemplar
Kisregények 1 exemplar
Pendennis, Vol. 1 only (1952) 1 exemplar
Yellowplush papers 1 exemplar
Vanity Fair Vol 1 (2019) 1 exemplar
Vanity Fair(Chinese Edition) (2014) 1 exemplar
Gli snobs 1 exemplar
The Hoggarty Diamonds, Etc (2015) 1 exemplar
Hiúság vására. 2. köt. (2003) 1 exemplar
Hiúság vására. 1. köt. (2003) 1 exemplar
Pocket Thackery 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Essays: English and American (1910) — Contribuidor — 600 exemplares
English Poetry, Volume III: From Tennyson to Whitman (1909) — Contribuidor — 587 exemplares
Spells of Enchantment: The Wondrous Fairy Tales of Western Culture (1991) — Contribuidor — 550 exemplares
The Victorian Fairytale Book (1988) — Contribuidor — 451 exemplares
Devils & Demons: A Treasury of Fiendish Tales Old & New (1991) — Contribuidor — 254 exemplares
The Portable Victorian Reader (1972) — Contribuidor — 176 exemplares
Vanity Fair [2004 film] (2005) — Autor — 157 exemplares
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
Storytelling and Other Poems (Childcraft) (1949) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
Victorian Fairy Tales (2014) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
The Treasury of English Short Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Delphi Complete Works of Charles Dickens (Illustrated) (2011) — Contribuidor, algumas edições77 exemplares
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
English Comedies (1935) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
A Century of Humour (1934) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
The Lock and Key Library (Volume 7: Oldtime English) (1909) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
The Oxford Book of English Love Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Triumph of Art for the Public: 1785-1848 (1979) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Great Ghost Stories: 34 Classic Tales of the Supernatural (2002) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The World's Greatest Books Volume 08 Fiction (1910) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The World of Law, Volume II : The Law as Literature (1960) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Cuentos de amor victorianos (2004) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Great English Short Stories (1930) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Victorian Short Stories: Stories of Successful Marriages (2007) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Great Short Novels of the World (1927) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Englische Essays aus drei Jahrhunderten (1980) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The Pocket University Volume XXI Part I FICTION (1923) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
International Short Stories English (Volume 2) (1910) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
An Adult's Garden of Bloomers (1966) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The West Country Book (1981) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Great Love Scenes from Famous Novels (1943) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Loves and Deaths (1972) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Famous stories of five centuries (1934) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Queen’s Story Book — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Ferdinand Freiligraths Werke - Neue Pracht-Ausgabe (1900) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Undying Past — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Collected Classics (adapted ∙ Penguin Readers Level 3) (2001) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Short Stories Retold - Book 1 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
English short stories of the nineteenth century — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Short Stories: Old and New — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The King's Story Book — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Fitz-Boodle, George Savage (nom de plume)
Titmarsh, Michael Angelo (nom de plume)
Yellowplush, Charles James (nom de plume)
The Fat Contributor
Solomons, Ikey
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Kensal Green Cemetery, London, England, UK
Local de nascimento
Calcutta, India
Local de falecimento
London, England, UK
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
Paris, France
Weimar, Germany
Charterhouse (Smithfield, London)
University of Cambridge (Trinity College)
Middle Temple, London
travel writer
Ritchie, Anne Thackeray (daughter)
Stephen, Leslie (son-in-law)

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William Makepeace Thackery was second only to Charles Dickens in stature as an author during the Victorian era. His humorous and satirical writings were much in demand by periodicals, including Punch, and he was a popular lecturer. Today he's best known for his novel Vanity Fair, which is required reading in most college English courses. He experienced tragedy in his personal life due to the long deterioration and mental illness of his wife Isabella.
Nota de desambiguação
W. M. Thackeray also wrote as Charles James Yellowplush, Michael Angelo Titmarsh, George Savage Fitz-Boodle, The Fat Contributor, and Ikey Solomons.



December: Thackeray : Vanity Fair em Monthly Author Reads (Janeiro 2011)


3.75/5 ⭐️s. “All is vanity, nothing is fair.“ After 912 pages and 67 chapters, that pretty much is the main theme. I can see why this is Thackeray's masterpiece as he scathingly criticizes the norms in early 19th-century England between rich vs. poor, women vs. men, religion vs. non-religion ... nobody is immune from his satire. A different type of narrator, too, where you felt like he was addressing you personally for a LONG story. He could have chopped off some chapters, though, and kept to the main plot because it was overwhelmingly verbose at times. Overall, I am glad I read it and immensely enjoyed most of it.… (mais)
crabbyabbe | 189 outras críticas | Aug 31, 2023 |
bnielsen | Aug 30, 2023 |

Perhaps I had too high expectations of this novel... I loved Vanity Fair & so expected to love this too so maybe my rating should be 4 rather than 3.5; I'll see how I feel once some time has passed.

Barry Lyndon (nee Redmond Barry) is an Irish scamp (similar to Flashman) but unlike with Becky Sharpe, I didn't feel the charm of the character. I also didn't find the same humor in this novel that had me laughing in Vanity Fair. It was an enjoyable book that I am glad that I read but it seems unlikely to be one I will revisit.… (mais)
leslie.98 | 14 outras críticas | Jun 27, 2023 |
Loooooooonnnnnnnggggg and borrrriiiiinnnnnnngggggg.

It started off okay as the story of two women with very different backgrounds and attitudes. Becky with no money and no social standing is relentlessly driven to achieve both and nothing will stand in her way. Amelia is from a well off family and is extremely sweet and kind to everyone whose path she crosses. We follow both as find husbands and attempt to establish their place in the world. Other than that, it is basically a family saga with lots of sisters, brothers, cousins weaving in and out of the story.

It's basically a soap opera that drowns in its own details. It probably was cutting edge at the time to have a book revolve around a ruthless woman, but I just don't think there's anything exciting about that storyline now. The book skewers a lot about the society at the time and the social mores, so I can see why this might have been a great read in the past. But honestly, I just didn't care at all about the characters or what happened to them. This was a rough go after trying to read A Suitable Boy which arguably could be called the Indian Vanity Fair and being unable to finish that. This one was a close call, but it was easier to skim parts and still have the gist of the book. Both books started off well for me and both had writing styles I thought were fine and accessible . . .but both devolved into a giant snore for me.

The only redeeming quality here was the narrator who breaks the third wall a bit, talking to the reader and making snarky observations. It's a construct you may be inclined to love or hate, but I felt it was the saving grace of the book.
… (mais)
Anita_Pomerantz | 189 outras críticas | Mar 23, 2023 |


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