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William Makepeace Thackeray Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 17 pages of information about the life of William Makepeace Thackeray.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray is best known for his novel Vanity Fair, with its attack on pretension and hypocrisy and its intriguing character Becky Sharpe. A few of his other novels are still read--Henry Esmond,The Newcomes,Pendennis, and Barry Lyndon--as is his children's story The Rose and the Ring. Unfortunately, the nonfiction that makes up a substantial and entertaining segment of his work is now largely ignored, though Thackeray's nonfiction offers much the same appeal as his fiction. In essays as well as novels, we have the company of genial but often satirical narrators and a range of villainous, foolish, amusing, and sometimes admirable characters. In his movement back and forth from essayist to serial novelist, Thackeray made no abrupt changes but improved gradually with the mellowing effects of age and experience. His purpose and themes remained constant. His intent was always to root out...

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