1879 The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray
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With numerous vignettes by Thackeray himself. Comprising of: Vanity Fair, The History of Pendennis, The Newcomers, Henry Esmond, The Virginians, Adventures of Philip, Paris Sketchbook and the Yellowplush Papers, Barry Lyndon, Samuel Titmarsh, Hoggarty, 'Irish Sketch Book and Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo, Book of Snobs and Travels in London, Burlesques, Christmas Books, Ballads + Tales, Four Georges, Roundabout Papers and Funeral of Napoleon, Dennis Duval and Lovel the Widower, Catherine, Little Travels, and Fitz-Boodle, Miscellaneous Essays, Contributions to Punch. William Makepeace Thackeray is best known for his satirical works looking at English society, most especially for 'Vanity Fair'. He tended to be quite savage in his attacks on society, publishing under various pseudonyms in his youth to avoid personal criticism. He took up journalism, something he had dabbled with in the past, and wrote art critiques, short sketches, and reviewed books. He started writing longer works of fiction and contributed to Punch magazine as well. In the latter part of his life he achieved greater acclaim for his work and was considered the equal of Charles Dickens.
In a half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally very smart with slight rubbing to the extremities and the head and tail of the spine resulting in some minor loss to the leather. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with the occasional spot, heavier to the first and last few pages. Marginal age toning due to paper used.
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