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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

In Twenty-Four Volumes

By William Makepeace Thackeray

1867-1869 - London - Smith, Elder and Co.

8.5" by 5.5"; (iv) 464pp.; (iv) 456pp.; 362pp.; (viii) 328pp.; (iv) [2] 386pp.; (iv) 416pp.; (viii) 407pp.; (iv) 392pp.; (vii) 440pp.; (vi) 444pp.;(iv) 390pp.; (vi) 428pp.; (vii) 448pp.; (iv) 413pp.; (xv) 452pp.; (viii) 514pp.; (vi) 354pp.; 343pp.;457pp.; (iv) 451pp.; (xii) 448pp.; 448pp.; (x) 408pp.; 361pp.

 

DETAILS

A complete set of the novels and stories of popular nineteenth-century novelist William Makepeace Thackeray.

Including:

The Newcombes (In two volumes)

The Four Georges/The English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century

The Christmas Books of Mr M. A. Titmarsh (two volumes)

Denis Duval, Lovel the Widower, and Other Stories

The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon Esq.

Vanity Fair (in two volumes)

  The Book of Snobs and Sketches and Travels in London

 The Paris Sketch Book of Mr M.A. Titmarsh and the Memoirs of Mr Charles J. Yellowplush

 Catherine: A Story, Little Travels, The Fitz-Boodle Papers and Others

Roundabout Papers from the Cornhill Magazine to Which Is Added The Second Funeral of Napoleon

 Burlesques

 Ballads and Tales

Esmond

 The Irish Sketchbooks/Notes of A Journey From Cornwall to Cairo

 Philip (in two volumes)

 The Virginians (in two volumes)

 Pendennis (in two volumes)

Miscellaneous Sketches, Essays and Reviews

Contributions to Punch

During the Victorian era, Thackeray was ranked second only to Charles Dickens. 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.

Illustrated by Richard Doyle and by the author with four hundred and seventeen plates, collated complete, and numerous other illustrations in the text.

With publisher's catalogues to the rear.

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.

Including additional titles and half-titles bound to the rear of Catherine.

Complete in twenty-four volumes.

CONDITION

In green cloth bindings with gilt detailing. Externally, generally smart, though with some light wear to the head and tails of the spines. Some rubbing and bumping also.  Internally, binding strained in places. five front hinges strained. Pages are bright and quite clean, though with some scattered foxing throughout. Many pages are unopened. Overall: VERY GOOD.

 


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