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William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 – 1863)
|Periods: British: 19th Century|
writer of Vanity Fair
Our pages on these individual works by William Makepeace Thackeray
- Pegasus In Harness: Victorian Publishing and W. M. Thackeray
- Explores the relationship between Thackeray and the publishers in the Victorian era.
- Contains: Criticism
- Author: E. D. H. Johnson
- From: The Victorian Web Charlottesville, Va.: University Press of Virginia, 1992
- This lengthy analysis of the author’s life and work includes sections on “Early life”, “Thackerayï¿½s contributions to Punch”, “Vanity Fair”, and “The Virginians.”
- Contains: Extensive Bio, Criticism, Bibliography
- Author: A. Hamilton Thompson
- From: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume XIII: English, The Victorian Age, Part One, The Nineteenth Century, II
- The Art of Biography
- This article (posted to a Victorian literature listserv by a prominent Thackeray scholar) is not a general biography of Thackeray (WMT), but rather an examination of two things: the difficulties in writing biographies in general (with specific mention of WMT), and the recent controversy of WMT’s attitudes toward his wife.
- Contains: Commentary
- Author: Peter Shillingsburg
- William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-63)
- This website outlines Thackeray’s life and provides links to other online Thackeray information and works. Also has some pictures of prominent people and places in Thackeray’s life.
- Contains: Timeline, Webliography, Pictures, Works Available
- Author: Mitsuharu Matsuoka
- William Makepeace Thackeray: A Brief Biography
- This “brief” biography is actually quite extensive, covering Thackeray’s childhood, education, travels, personal life, writing and professional work. It gives particular emphasis to the impact of the events of his life on his writing.
- Contains: Extensive Bio
- Author: Robert Fletcher
- From: Victorian Web
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Last Updated Apr 29, 2013