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The Life of William Makepeace Thackeray

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Published by University Press of the Pacific .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • Literary,
  • Biography / Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages740
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8423875M
    ISBN 101410208613
    ISBN 109781410208613
    OCLC/WorldCa433076411


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Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray that satirizes society in early 19th-century England.

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illiam Makepeace Thackeray was born in Calcutta on 18 July Both his parents were of Anglo-Indian descent, and his father, Richmond Thackeray, was appointed to a lucrative position as Collector of a district near Calcutta soon after William's birth.

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