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The Complete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray: Vanity Fair, The Luck of Barry Lyndon, Catherine, Pendennis, The Newcomes, The Virginians, The History … Active Table of Contents) (English Edition)

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This collection gathers together the works by William Makepeace Thackeray in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume!


A Legend of the Rhine
A Little Dinner at Timmins’s
Barber Cox and the Cutting of His Comb
Catherine, a Story
Dr. Birch and His Young Friends
Men’s Wives
Mrs. Perkins’s Ball
Novels by Eminent Hands
Our Street
Rebecca and Rowena; A Romance Upon Romance
Roundabout Papers
Stubbs’s Calendar; or, the Fatal Boots
The Adventures of Philip on His Way through the World; Shewing Who Robbed Him, Who Helped Him, and Who Passed Him By
The Bedford-Row Conspiracy
The Book of Snobs
The Christmas Books of Mr. M.A. Titmarsh
The Diary of C. Jeames De La Pluche
The Fitz-Boodle Papers
The History of Henry Esmond: A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne
The History of Pendennis, His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy
The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond
The History of the Next French Revolution, from a Forthcoming History of Europe
The Kickleburys on the Rhine
The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman
The Luck of Barry Lyndon, a Romance of the Last Century
The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush
The Newcomes, Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family
The Rose and the Ring; or the History of Prince Giglio and Prince Bulbo
The Second Funeral of Napoleon
The Story of Mary Ancel
The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan
The Virginians, a Tale of the Last Century
The Wolves and the Lamb
Vanity Fair, Pen and Pencil Sketches of English Society


An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank
John Leech’s Pictures of Life and Character
The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century
The Four Georges: Sketches of Manners, Morals, Court and Town Life


Little Travels and Roadside Sketches
Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo
The Irish Sketch-Book
The Paris Sketch Book

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. In that novel he was able to satirise whole swaths of humanity while retaining a light touch. It also features his most memorable character, the engagingly roguish Becky Sharp. 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 for movies and television.

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 of his other later novels. It is perhaps for this reason that they have not survived as well as Vanity Fair, which satirises those values.
Thackeray saw himself as writing in the realistic tradition and distinguished himself from the exaggerations and sentimentality of Dickens. Some later commentators have accepted this self-evaluation and seen him as a realist, but others note his inclination to use eighteenth-century narrative techniques, such as digressions and talking to the reader, and argue that through them he frequently disrupts the illusion of reality. The school of Henry James, with its emphasis on maintaining that illusion, marked a break with Thackeray’s techniques.

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