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William Makepeace Thackeray

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  • Vanity Fairby William Makepeace Thackeray

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 4.34

    Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is William Thackeray's celebrated satirical novel of 19th century British society. Vanity Fair follows the rags-to-riches tale of the captivating and ruthless Becky Sharpe as she navigates her way through London society with fearsome determination and ambition. more...

  • Catherineby William Makepeace Thackeray

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Thackery wrote this work under the pseudonym Ikey Solomons, Esq., Junior. With strong moral vibes and in-depth portrayal of characters, this work monopolizes the reader’s attention from the outset. A unique work in which such opposites as realities of life and the desired moral standards have been amalgamated. Engrossing! more...

  • The Bedford-Row Conspiracyby William Makepeace Thackeray

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99

    The affection of protagonists, John and Lucy, and the turmoil that they pass through are beautifully captured here. The gripping novel showcases Thackeray’s true genius as a writer. He introduces the reader to characters and scenarios which are based on real life and can easily be related to. more...

  • Vanity Fairby William Makepeace Thackeray

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    A sprawling epic novel that narrates the struggle of people to gain money and the part it plays in determining the pattern of their lives. Thackeray introduces us to two heroines and it is through them and their various ordeals that he satirizes the materialism and shallowness of society. With its stark realism, vivid characterization and gripping... more...

  • Rebecca and Rowenaby William Makepeace Thackeray

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Thackeray’s novella Rebecca and Rowena written under his pseudonym Michael Angelo Titmarsh revolves around the love of two women for one man, Sir Wilfrid of Ivanhoe. From the battlefield in France to the Muslim Kingdom of Spain, an amazing description of areas as well as the characters and their associations is presented. A work that monopolizes... more...

  • The Virginiansby William Makepeace Thackeray

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Published in 1859, The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray is an extension of his earlier novel Henry Esmond. Set partly in England and partly in colonial Virginia, the work follows the lives of Esmond's grandsons, Henry and George Warringtons. The breach between them is followed as the brothers take opposite sides in the American Civil War.... more...

  • The History of Pendennisby William Makepeace Thackeray

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Set in 19th-century London, Thackeray's The History of Pendennis: His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy (1848-50) presents a partially fictionalised autobiography of the title character. Country-born gentleman Arthur Pendennis travels to London in quest of town life and society. The novel portrays his love affairs with... more...

  • The Newcomesby William Makepeace Thackeray

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Thackeray's The Newcomes (1855) follows the lives and fortunes of the respectable Newcome family and satirizes Victorian snobbery. The humble Colonel Thomas Newcome has two step-brothers, Brian and Hobson, and a son, Clive, whom he loves passionately. The Colonel is forced to send Clive to England after the death of his wife so that he can begin... more...

  • A Legend of the Rhineby William Makepeace Thackeray

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    This narrative captures the aura and grandeur of the past in a rich and flowery language. The peerage and its majesty are eloquently explained. In the backdrop of “the war of bowmen”, the tale is brilliantly captured. more...

  • A Shabby Genteel Storyby William Makepeace Thackeray

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Thackeray’s A Shabby Genteel Story (1840) concerns the lower-middle class Gann family, who desire to mingle with their betters. Misfortunes come their way. Caroline Gann, living in a boarding house with no money, is despised and humiliated by everyone. The aristocratic Brandon comes to the boarding house, is allured by Caroline, and seduces her... more...