Who is William Makepeace Thackeray?

  • (noun): English writer (born in India) (1811-1863).
    Synonyms: Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray ( /ˈθækəri/; 18 July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.

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William Makepeace Thackeray - Reputation and Legacy
... During the Victorian era, Thackeray was ranked second only to Charles Dickens, but he is now much less read and is known almost exclusively for Vanity Fair ... As a result, unlike Thackeray's other novels, it remains popular with the general reading public it is a standard fixture in university courses and has been repeatedly adapted ... In Thackeray's own day, some commentators, such as Anthony Trollope, ranked his History of Henry Esmond as his greatest work, perhaps because it expressed Victorian values of duty and earnestness, as did some ...
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... Works of Charles Dickens, by Charles Dickens, 1942 The 4 Georges, by William Makepeace Thackeray, 1937 The Hangman's Whip, by Mignon G ... Eberhart, 1940 The Happy Harvest, by Jeffery Farnol, 1940 The History of Henry Esmond, by William Makepeace Thackeray The History of Tom Jones, by Henry Fielding The Hunchback of ... Life, by Leo Cherne The Return of the Native, by Thomas Hardy, 1937 The Selected Works of William Makepeace Thakeray, by William Makepeace Thackeray, 1942 The Seven that were Hanged, by Leonid Andreyev, 1931 The ...
List Of Fictional British Regiments - British Regiments - Named Regiments
... Bombardier Guards (The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray Put Out More Flags by Evelyn Waugh) Caledonian Highlanders (Bonnie Scotland 1935 film Laurel and Hardy}) The Cumbrians (Duke of Rutland's Own) (Sol ...

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    If, in looking at the lives of princes, courtiers, men of rank and fashion, we must perforce depict them as idle, profligate, and criminal, we must make allowances for the rich men’s failings, and recollect that we, too, were very likely indolent and voluptuous, had we no motive for work, a mortal’s natural taste for pleasure, and the daily temptation of a large income. What could a great peer, with a great castle and park, and a great fortune, do but be splendid and idle?
    —William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)

    How to live well on nothing a year.
    —William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)

    I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    Werther had a love for Charlotte
    Such as words could never utter;
    Would you know how first he met her?
    She was cutting bread and butter.
    —William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)