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"The Paris Sketch Book" is a look at France shortly after the time of Napoleon. The author William Makepeace Thackeray is famous for his dry wit and for his other classic books "Vanity Fair" and "Barry Lyndon". He is also credited with inventing a new word 'snob' in his novel "The Book of Snobs, by One of Themselves"
The Book of Snobs was written in the year 1848 by William Makepeace Thackeray. This book is one of the most popular novels of William Makepeace Thackeray, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.
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he story of Henry Esmond, a colonel in the service of Queen Anne of England, begins in his youth, as the illegitimate and orphaned cousin of the Viscount and Lady of Castlewood. The Jacobite family gradually embraces Henry as one of their own. When Henry comes of age he joins the campaign to restore James Stuart to the throne, but is eventually forced to accept the Protestant future of England.
With an unmatched wit and a keen appreciation for the inanity of social mores, William Makepeace Thackeray provides his own unique spin on the family history genre in The History of Pendennis. Following a young lad who makes his way to London in search of love and a livelihood, the narrative tears through juicy family secrets, shadowy machinations, and all manner of plots and conspiracies. If you liked Vanity Fair, you'll love The History of Pendennis.
The author of Vanity Fair focuses his attention on the American Revolutionary War in the sprawling epic The Virginians: A Tale of the Last Century. The novel follows the trials and tribulations of twin brothers George and Harry Warrington whose personal lives intrude on their decision to fight in the war effort.
On a broad and colourful canvas, extending from urban and rural England to Waterloo and the continental haunts of exiles, Thackeray gives us one of the greatest social-satirical novels in the language-one of the most entertaining and profound, and, in the person of Becky Sharp, we have one of literature's most resourceful, attractive, and amoral characters. Essentially a commentary on hypocrisy and those ethical principles to which society pays lip-service, Vanity Fair (1847-8) invites us to consider which is to blame: the opportunist or the society that makes opportunism necessary. This edition, which reproduces the text of the Oxford Thackeray enhanced by John Sutherland's lively introduction and notes, includes all of Thackeray's own illustrations. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.