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- Thackeray, William Makepeace 1811-1863. British writer whose novels, including Vanity Fair (1847-1848), explore the ethical and social pretensions of largely amoral Victorian characters.
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- proper n. An English habitational surname from a place in Yorkshire
- proper n. William Makepeace Thackeray English novelist
- proper n. Bal Thackeray, Indian politician
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- n. English writer (born in India) (1811-1863)
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Other contemporary satirical treatments of Soyer include, notably, his parodic double Alcide Mirobolant, in Thackeray's novel Pendennis (1849).
Thackeray is not immune to the legacy of this formula, and yet he cunningly situates his text in such
Geoffrey Palmer as an elegantly smarmy Thackeray is especially worthy of notice. posted by John at 11: 00 AM
And lastly Dickens, like Thackeray, is stronger in characterization than in plot.
Thackeray is here, and the Brownings, so it is not their fault if we are not both witty and political.
Thackeray is here - arrived yesterday, greatly to the discomfort of
To call Thackeray a cynic, which means a sly dog, was indeed absurd; but it is fair to say that in comparison with Dickens he felt himself a man of the world.
Next, I think, in order of delight, came "Quentin Durward," especially the hero of the scar, whose name Thackeray could not remember, Quentin's uncle.
The party on Saturday indeed served an ace for Sania by terming Thackeray's comments as typical of his tendency to ` communalise 'everything.
1853: Mr. Thackeray is one of the most genial and amiable of men.