/13 Volumes Works of William Makepeace Thackeray Nelson 1901
The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray
William Makepeace Thackeray was born in Calcutta, India, in 1811, son of Richmond Thackeray, an Indian Civil Servant, and his wife Anne. Just a few years later his father died, his mother remarried, and the shy and retreating young William was sent to England where he would deal with the harsh realities of isolation and bullying. He studied law at the Middle Temple school, but soon after went to Paris to unsuccessfully try his hand at painting. Back in England and suffering massive financial losses, Thackeray started writing articles, reviews, essays and sketches as a journalist. Travel articles about France such as his Paris Sketch Book (1840) and The Yellowplush Correspondence (1841) were among his first efforts appearing in various magazines and journals including Fraser's, Punch, and The Times. He also illustrated many of his own works.
After the birth of Harriet, Isabella started on what was to be, until her death, numerous bouts of depression. The disintegration of his marriage however would have a profound effect on his life and be reflected in the characters of his novels, including the loveless marriage between Rachel and Frank Castlewood in The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. (1852) and its sequel The Virginians (1857).
Haunting the Literary Clubs of London including the Garrick Club, Thackeray also travelled the Mediterranean, A Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo (1846) the result. Book of Snobs (1848) and Vanity Fair (1848) followed soon after, but it was not until The History of Pendennis (1850), his semi-autobiographical novel that Thackeray's success as a humorist was confirmed. He then embarked on a series of lectures published as English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century (1851) and Four Georges (1860), based on the Hanoverian Kings, from his tours of the United States in 1852-53 and 1855-56.
This superb collection comprises the following 13 of the 14 volumes of the New Century Library edition;
1. Vanity Fair;
2. The History Of Pendennis;
3. The Newcomes;
4. The History Of Henry Esmond, Esq.;
5. The Paris Sketch Book, The Irish Sketch Book And Notes Of A Journey From Cornhill To Grand Cairo;
6. The Book Of Snobs, Christmas Books, And Sketches And Travels In London;
7. Burlesques, The Fitzboodle Papers And The Fatal Books;
8. Men's Wives, The Bedford-Row Conspiracy Etc.,; The Yellowplush Papers; Etc,;
9. The Virginians;
10. The Adventures Of Philip.A Shabby Genteel Story;
12. The Memoirs Of Barry Lyndon, Esq., Roundabout Papers, Etc.;
13. Essays, Reviews, Etc., Etc.;
14. Contributions To Punch, Etc. Etc.
The missing volume is;
11. Catherine Lovel The Widower Etc., Etc.;
- Publisher Thomas Nelson and Sons & James Finch and Co. Ltd., London; 1901
- Half Leather Hardback with Five Raised Bands, GiltTitles and Decoration, Marbled Endpapers, Gilt Full Page Edges, India Paper
- Frontis Sepia Illustration in Each Volume
- Pocket Size 160 x 110 x 240mm, 3.8kg
Condition: Very Good – No Dust Jackets, No Inscriptions, Very Good Collection
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