William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray

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1. Catherine, a Story, by Ikey Solomons, Esq., junior. [Fraser’s Magazine May 1839–February 1840]
2. The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond
3. The Luck of Barry Lyndon, a Romance of the Last Century, by Fitz-Boodle.
4. Vanity Fair, Pen and Pencil Sketches of English Society.
5. The History of Pendennis, his Fortunes and Misfortunes, his Friends and his greatest Enemy
6. The History of Henry Esmond
7. The Newcomes, Memoirs of a most respectable Family, ed. by Arthur Pendennis, Esq.
8. The Virginians, a Tale of the Last Century
9. An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank
10. John Leech’s Pictures of Life and Character
11. The Paris Sketch Book, by Mr. Titmarsh.
12. The Irish Sketch-Book, by Mr. M. A. Titmarsh. [1843]
13. Little Travels and Roadside Sketches
14. Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo…by Mr. M. A. Titmarsh. [1846]
15. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush
16. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan
17. Stubbs’s Calendar; or, the Fatal Boots [1839]
18. The Bedford-Row Conspiracy
19. Barber Cox and the Cutting of his Comb
20. The Fitz-Boodle Papers [1842-43]
21. Men’s Wives
22. The History of the Next French Revolution, from a forthcoming history of Europe.
23. A Legend of the Rhine [1845]
24. The diary of C. Jeames De La Pluche, Esq., with his letters [1845-46]
25. Novels by eminent hands [1847]
26. Mrs. Perkins’s Ball, by Mr. M. A. Titmarsh [1847, illustrated]
27. A Little Dinner at Timmins’s
28. The Book of Snobs
29. Our Street [1848]
30. Dr. Birch and his young friends [1849]
31. Rebecca and Rowena; a romance upon romance [1850]
32. The Kickleburys on the Rhine [1851]
33. The Rose and the Ring; or The history of Prince Giglio and Prince Bulbo [1855]
34. Roundabout Papers [1860-63]
35. The Second Funeral of Napoleon [1841]
36. The Wolves and the Lamb

About the Author
William Makepeace Thackeray, 1811–1863

Novelist, son of Richmond Thackeray, who held various important appointments in the service of the East India Company, and who belonged to an old and respectable Yorkshire family, was born at Calcutta, and soon after the death of his father, which took place in 1816, sent home to England. After being at a school at Chiswick, he was sent to the Charterhouse School, where he remained from 1822–26, and where he does not appear to have been very happy. Meanwhile in 1818 his mother had married Major H.W.C. Smythe, who is believed to be, in part at any rate, the original of Colonel Newcome. In 1829 he went to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he remained for a year only, and where he did not distinguish himself particularly as a student, but made many life-long friends, including Spedding, Tennyson, Fitzgerald, and Monckton Milnes, and contributed verses and caricatures to two University papers, “The Snob” and “The Gownsman.” The following year, 1831, was spent chiefly in travelling on the Continent, especially Germany, when, at Weimar, he visited Goethe. Returning he entered the Middle Temple, but having no liking for legal studies, he soon abandoned them, and turning his attention to journalism, became proprietor, wholly or in part, of two papers successively, both of which failed. These enterprises, together with some unfortunate investments and also, it would seem, play, stripped him of the comfortable fortune, which he had inherited; and he now found himself dependent on his own exertions for a living. He thought at first of art as a profession, and studied for a time at Paris and Rome.

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