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William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)

Thackeray, William Makepeace. A celebrated English novelist; born in Calcutta, India, July 18, 1811; died at London, Dec. 24, 1863. His works include: ‘The Paris Sketch-Book’ (1840); ‘Comic Tales and Sketches’ (1841), which contained ‘Yellowplush Papers,’ ‘Major Gahagan,’ and ‘The Bedford Row Conspiracy’; ‘The Great Hoggarty Diamond’ (1841: in book form 1848); ‘A Shabby-Genteel Story’ (1841); ‘The Chronicle of the Drum’ (1841); ‘Barry Lyndon’ (1842); ‘Men’s Wives’ (1842); ‘Irish Sketch-Book’ (1843); ‘Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo’ (1846); ‘Vanity Fair’ (Jan. 1847–July 1848); ‘Our Street’ (1847); ‘The Book of Snobs’ (1848); ‘Mrs. Perkins’s Ball’ (1848); ‘Dr. Birch and his Young Friends’ (1848); ‘The History of Samuel Titmarsh’ (1848), a reissue of various articles; ‘The History of Pendennis’ (Nov. 1848–Oct. 1850); ‘English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century’ (1851–52), a series of lectures; ‘The History of Henry Esmond’ (1852); ‘The Newcomes’ (1853–55); ‘The Rose and the Ring’ (1854); ‘The Four Georges’ (1855–56), a series of lectures; ‘The Virginians’ (1857–59); ‘Lovel the Widower’ (1860–61); ‘The Adventures of Philip’ (1861–62); ‘Roundabout Papers’ (1862), being a volume of previously printed pieces; ‘Denis Duval’ (1867), left unfinished. His drawings and caricatures were posthumously published in book form under the title ‘Thackerayana’ (1876). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).