It's Raining Books Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$6.00
List price: $9.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
5 Partner Warehouse General- General

Vanity Fair (Modern Library Classics)

by

Vanity Fair (Modern Library Classics) Cover

 

About the Author

About the Contributor:

Joanna Trollope is the author of THE BEST OF FRIENDS, OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN, and most recently, MARRYING THE MISTRESS, among other books. She lives in England.

William Makepeace Thackeray, whose satiric novels are often regarded as the great upper-class counterpart to Dickens's panoramic depiction of lower-class Victorian society, was born on July 18, 1811, in Calcutta, India. His father, a prosperous official of the British East India Company, died four years later, and at the age of six Thackeray was sent to England to be educated. After graduating from the Charterhouse School in London, he entered Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1829 but left the following year without taking a degree. After reading law for a short time at the Middle Temple he moved to Paris in 1832 to study art. Although he eventually abandoned the idea of painting as a career, Thackeray continued to draw throughout his life, illustrating many of his own works. When financial reversals wiped out his inheritance, he resettled in London and turned to journalism for a livelihood. By then he had married Isabella Shawe, a young Irishwoman with whom he had three daughters.

Thackeray's earliest literary success, The Yellowplush Correspondence, a group of satiric sketches written in the guise of a cockney footman's memoirs, was serialized in Fraser's Magazine beginning in 1837. Catherine (serialized 1839-40; published 1869), his first novel, parodied the crime stories popular in Victorian England. Under the name Michael Angelo Titmarsh, the most famous of his many pseudonyms, Thackeray turned out The Paris Sketch Book (1840) and The Irish Sketch-Book (1843), two popular volumes of travel writing. The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1844), which chronicles the adventures of an Irish knave in eighteenth-century England, marked his first serious attack on social pretension. In The Book of Snobs (1848), a collection of satiric portraits originally published in Punch magazine (1846-47), he lampooned the avarice and snobbery occasioned by the Industrial Revolution.

Vanity Fair, Thackeray's resplendent social satire exposing the greed and corruption raging in England during the turmoil of the Napoleonic wars, brought him immediate acclaim when it appeared in Punch beginning in 1847. "The more I read Thackeray's works," wrote Charlotte Bronte, "the more certain I am that he stands alone—alone in his sagacity, alone in his truth, alone in his feeling (his feeling, though he makes no noise about it, is about the most genuine that ever lived on a printed page), alone in his power, alone in his simplicity, alone in his self-control. Thackeray is a Titan. . . . I regard him as the first of modern masters."

From the eBook edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375757266
Subtitle:
A Novel without a Hero
Editor:
Kent, Leonard J.
Editor:
Berberova, Nina
Editor:
Kent, Leonard J.
Author:
Berberova, Nina
Author:
Thackeray, William Makepeace
Author:
Trollope, Joanna
Author:
Kent, Leonard J.
Editor:
Berberova, Nina
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
England
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
British
Subject:
Social classes
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Waterloo, battle of, 1815
Subject:
Female friendship
Subject:
Waterloo
Subject:
Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;classic;classics;19th century;novel;literature;british;satire;england;victorian;english literature;british literature;english;romance;classic literature;historical fiction;society;thackeray;napoleonic wars;women;19th century literature;london;vict
Subject:
fiction;classic;classics;19th century;novel;literature;british;satire;england;victorian;english literature;british literature;english;romance;classic literature;historical fiction;society;thackeray;napoleonic wars;19th century literature;women;victorian l
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
20010508
Binding:
Undefined
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 x 1.07 in 1.125 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Jane Eyre Used Mass Market $2.50
  2. The Secret Garden (Modern Library... New Trade Paper $7.95
  3. The Monk (Modern Library Classics) Used Trade Paper $2.95
  4. Three Tales (Oxford World's Classics) Used Trade Paper $5.50
  5. Middlemarch (Penguin Classics)
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  6. Mansfield Park (Modern Library Classics)
    Used Trade Paper $5.50

Related Subjects

Featured Titles » Literature
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General

Vanity Fair (Modern Library Classics) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.00 In Stock
Product details 768 pages Modern Library - English 9780375757266 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.