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William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)

Autor(a) de Vanity Fair

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About the Author

William Makepeace Thackeray was born in Calcutta, India, where his father was in service to the East India Company. After the death of his father in 1816, he was sent to England to attend school. Upon reaching college age, Thackeray attended Trinity College, Cambridge, but he left before completing mostrar mais his degree. Instead, he devoted his time to traveling and journalism. Generally considered the most effective satirist and humorist of the mid-nineteenth century, Thackeray moved from humorous journalism to successful fiction with a facility that was partially the result of a genial fictional persona and a graceful, relaxed style. At his best, he held up a mirror to Victorian manners and morals, gently satirizing, with a tone of sophisticated acceptance, the inevitable failure of the individual and of society. He took up the popular fictional situation of the young person of talent who must make his way in the world and dramatized it with satiric directness in The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1844), with the highest fictional skill and appreciation of complexities inherent within the satiric vision in his masterpiece, Vanity Fair (1847), and with a great subtlety of point of view and background in his one historical novel, Henry Esmond (1852). Vanity Fair, a complex interweaving in a vast historical panorama of a large number of characters, derives its title from John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and attempts to invert for satirical purposes, the traditional Christian image of the City of God. Vanity Fair, the corrupt City of Man, remains Thackeray's most appreciated and widely read novel. It contrasts the lives of two boarding-school friends, Becky Sharp and Amelia Smedley. Constantly attuned to the demands of incidental journalism and his sense of professionalism in his relationship with his public, Thackeray wrote entertaining sketches and children's stories and published his humorous lectures on eighteenth-century life and literature. His own fiction shows the influence of his dedication to such eighteenth-century models as Henry Fielding, particularly in his satire, which accepts human nature rather than condemns it and takes quite seriously the applicability of the true English gentleman as a model for moral behavior. Thackeray requested that no authorized biography of him should ever be written, but members of his family did write about him, and these accounts were subsequently published. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) W. M. Thackeray also wrote as Charles James Yellowplush, Michael Angelo Titmarsh, George Savage Fitz-Boodle, The Fat Contributor, and Ikey Solomons.

Image credit: Frontispiece to Works of Wiliam Makepiece Thackeray Vol. 6 (1898) "From a Drawing by Samuel Lawrence"


Obras de William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity Fair (1848) — Autor; Ilustrador, algumas edições14,740 cópias
The History of Henry Esmond (1852) 1,372 cópias
Barry Lyndon (1844) 988 cópias
The History of Pendennis (1848) 467 cópias
The Rose & the Ring (1854) 427 cópias
The Newcomes (1855) 400 cópias
The Book of Snobs (1848) 331 cópias
The Virginians (1857) 254 cópias
The Christmas Books (1868) 121 cópias
Vanity Fair (1/2) (1847) 120 cópias
The Paris Sketch Book (1840) 111 cópias
Vanity Fair (2/2) (1847) 76 cópias
Rebecca and Rowena (1850) 66 cópias
The Adventures of Philip (1862) 62 cópias
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 1 (2017) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
Roundabout Papers (1882) 52 cópias
Burlesques (1880) 50 cópias
The Irish Sketch Book (1843) 50 cópias
The Four Georges (1899) 40 cópias
Catherine: A Story (1900) 36 cópias
Contributions to "Punch" etc (1886) 31 cópias
A Shabby Genteel Story (1971) 29 cópias
The Virginians (1/2) (2006) 28 cópias
Essays, Reviews, Etc. (1899) 26 cópias
Lovel the Widower (1982) 24 cópias
The Newcomes (2/2) (1855) 22 cópias
From Cornhill to Grand Cairo (1885) 22 cópias
The Newcomes (1/2) (1855) — Autor — 21 cópias
A little dinner at Timmins's (1848) 20 cópias
The Virginians (2/2) (1911) — Autor — 19 cópias
Men's Wives (2010) 19 cópias
The Yellowplush Papers (1853) 18 cópias
Humoristische Erzählungen und Skizzen (1951) — Autor — 11 cópias
Sketches and Travels in London (1989) — Autor — 11 cópias
[unidentified works] (1990) 10 cópias
Denis Duval (2004) 10 cópias
The Adventures of Philip (1/2) — Autor — 9 cópias
A Legend of the Rhine (2004) 8 cópias
The Adventures of Philip (2/2) — Autor — 8 cópias
Ballads (1879) 8 cópias
The Fitz-Boodle Papers (2012) 8 cópias
Fåfängans marknad. D. 1 (2018) 8 cópias
Miscellanies (1890) 8 cópias
The Wolves and the Lamb (2012) 7 cópias
The Bedford-Row Conspiracy (2008) 7 cópias
Ballads and Songs (2010) 7 cópias
The Second Funeral of Napoleon (2008) — Autor — 7 cópias
The Paris Sketch Book / The Irish Sketch Book (1902) — Autor — 7 cópias
Vanity Fair (2/2) / Lovel the Widower (1881) — Autor — 7 cópias
The Thackeray alphabet (1929) 6 cópias
The Fatal Boots (2012) 6 cópias
The mahogany tree (2010) 6 cópias
Thackeray, Pocket University Volume 1 Part 1. (1924) — Autor — 5 cópias
The Virginians (3/3) (2008) 5 cópias
George Cruikshank (2004) 5 cópias
Little Masterpieces (1901) — Autor — 5 cópias
Reading a Poem (1911) — Autor — 4 cópias
The Newcomes (3/3) (1925) — Autor — 4 cópias
Vanity Fair [AudioGo] (2009) 4 cópias
The Newcomes (1/3) — Autor — 4 cópias
Barry Lyndon / Denis Duval (1889) — Autor — 4 cópias
The Chronicle of the Drum (2012) 3 cópias
Erzählungen (1985) 3 cópias
The History of Pendennis (1/3) — Autor — 3 cópias
The Story of Mary Ancel (2009) 2 cópias
Literary Essays 2 cópias
Vanity Fair 2 cópias
Christmas Books / Great Hoggarty Diamond (1883) — Autor — 2 cópias
Catalina (2014) 2 cópias
A Story 2 cópias
letters to an american family (1904) — Autor — 2 cópias
Sketch Books Etc. (1899) 2 cópias
Thackeray Works VII 1 exemplar(es)
Lovel the Widower Etc 1 exemplar(es)
Yellowplush Papers Etc. 1 exemplar(es)
Thackeray Works VI 1 exemplar(es)
Thackeray Works V 1 exemplar(es)
Ballads and Miscellanies 1 exemplar(es)
His︢g̀ Vs̀r̀a 1 exemplar(es)
A Tragic Story 1 exemplar(es)
El gran diamante 1 exemplar(es)
Pendennis, Volume 1 (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
O anel e a rosa (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
christmas books 1891 1 exemplar(es)
Works 1 exemplar(es)
Novela inglesa (1982) 1 exemplar(es)
Thackeray Works IV 1 exemplar(es)
Pendennis - Vol 1 1 exemplar(es)
Sketch Books 1 exemplar(es)
The Fitz-Boodle Papers 1 exemplar(es)
Il Fantasma di Barbablù 1 exemplar(es)
Die Kickleburys am Rhein 1 exemplar(es)
Thackeray Works III 1 exemplar(es)
Vanity Fair/Pendennis 1 exemplar(es)
The Virginians (2 vols.) 1 exemplar(es)
The Jungle 1 exemplar(es)
Bilciul Desertaciunilor (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Miscellaneous Sketches 1 exemplar(es)
The Four Georges Etc 1 exemplar(es)
Christmas Stories Etc 1 exemplar(es)
Humoristische Novellen 1 exemplar(es)
The Four Georges 1 exemplar(es)
Irish Sketchbook Etc 1 exemplar(es)
Miscellanies Volume I 1 exemplar(es)
Miscellanies Vol II 1 exemplar(es)
Miscellanies Vol III 1 exemplar(es)
Vanity Fair Annotated (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Thackeray Works II 1 exemplar(es)
Semenj ničevosti 1 1 exemplar(es)
Rebecca e Rowena (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Charity and Humour 1 exemplar(es)
Thackeray Works, VIII 1 exemplar(es)
Thackeray Works I 1 exemplar(es)
Short Series Sketches 1 exemplar(es)
THE ROSE & THE RING Easton Press (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
The Chronicle of the Drum (1882) 1 exemplar(es)
Juvenilia 1 exemplar(es)
Ala de cuervo novela 1 exemplar(es)
Philip Burlesque 1 exemplar(es)
Henry Esmond (abridged) 1 exemplar(es)
Christmas Books, Etc. (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Critical papers in art 1 exemplar(es)
The Cane-bottomed Chair 1 exemplar(es)
Feine Gesellschaft — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
A Book for Christmas Reading — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
The Devil's Wager 1 exemplar(es)
The Library of Wit and Humor (1930) 1 exemplar(es)
The Notch On The Ax: A Story (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Sultan Stork 1 exemplar(es)
Catherine, Major Gahagan, etc. (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Pendennis Siles Marner (1910) 1 exemplar(es)
Some Roundabout Papers (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Fairy days 1 exemplar(es)
Vanity Fair 1 exemplar(es)
Thackeray's Works, Volume 18 (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Kisregények 1 exemplar(es)
Pendennis története 1 exemplar(es)
The Fitz-Boodle Papers Etc. Etc. (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Pendennis, Vol. 1 only (1952) 1 exemplar(es)
Vanity Fair 1 exemplar(es)
Vanity Fair Vol 1 (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Vanity Fair(Chinese Edition) (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Gli snobs 1 exemplar(es)
Yellowplush papers 1 exemplar(es)
The Hoggarty Diamonds, Etc (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Hiúság vására. 2. köt. (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Hiúság vására. 1. köt. (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Pocket Thackery 1 exemplar(es)

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Devils & Demons: A Treasury of Fiendish Tales Old & New (1991) — Contribuinte — 261 cópias
Barry Lyndon [1975 film] (1975) — Original book — 205 cópias
The Portable Victorian Reader (1972) — Contribuinte — 176 cópias
Vanity Fair [2004 film] (2005) — Autor — 165 cópias
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology (2013) — Contribuinte — 137 cópias
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Victorian Fairy Tales (2014) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias
The Treasury of English Short Stories (1985) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias
Delphi Complete Works of Charles Dickens (Illustrated) (2011) — Contribuinte, algumas edições77 cópias
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The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
English Comedies (1935) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
A Century of Humour (1934) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
The Lock and Key Library (Volume 7: Oldtime English) (1909) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
America Visited (1937) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
The Oxford Book of English Love Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
The Triumph of Art for the Public: 1785-1848 (1979) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Great Ghost Stories: 34 Classic Tales of the Supernatural (2002) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
The World's Greatest Books Volume 08 Fiction (1910) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Cuentos de amor victorianos (2004) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
The World of Law, Volume II : The Law as Literature (1960) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
100 Story Poems (1951) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Great English Short Stories (1930) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Victorian Short Stories: Stories of Successful Marriages (2007) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Great Short Novels of the World (1927) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
The Pocket University Volume XXI Part I FICTION (1923) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Englische Essays aus drei Jahrhunderten (1980) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
International Short Stories English (Volume 2) (1910) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
An Adult's Garden of Bloomers (1966) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
The West Country Book (1981) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Great Love Scenes from Famous Novels (1943) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Loves and Deaths (1972) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Famous Stories of Five Centuries (1934) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
The Undying Past (1961) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The Queen’s Story Book — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
70 Greatest Love Stories in Fiction: Historical Novels Edition (2021) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Ferdinand Freiligraths Werke - Neue Pracht-Ausgabe (1900) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Short Stories Retold - Book 1 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
English short stories of the nineteenth century — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Short Stories: Old and New — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Collected Classics (adapted ∙ Penguin Readers Level 3) (2001) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The King's Story Book — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Fitz-Boodle, George Savage (nom de plume)
Titmarsh, Michael Angelo (nom de plume)
Yellowplush, Charles James (nom de plume)
The Fat Contributor
Solomons, Ikey
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Kensal Green Cemetery, London, England, UK
Local de nascimento
Calcutta, India
Local de falecimento
London, England, UK
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
Paris, France
Weimar, Germany
Charterhouse (Smithfield, London)
University of Cambridge (Trinity College)
Middle Temple, London
travel writer
Ritchie, Anne Thackeray (daughter)
Stephen, Leslie (son-in-law)
Pequena biografia
William Makepeace Thackery was second only to Charles Dickens in stature as an author during the Victorian era. His humorous and satirical writings were much in demand by periodicals, including Punch, and he was a popular lecturer. Today he's best known for his novel Vanity Fair, which is required reading in most college English courses. He experienced tragedy in his personal life due to the long deterioration and mental illness of his wife Isabella.
Aviso de desambiguação
W. M. Thackeray also wrote as Charles James Yellowplush, Michael Angelo Titmarsh, George Savage Fitz-Boodle, The Fat Contributor, and Ikey Solomons.



December: Thackeray : Vanity Fair em Monthly Author Reads (Janeiro 2011)


I read about 100 pages and put it down.
lawrence | outras 190 resenhas | May 3, 2024 |
Quanto mi sono divertita a leggere La fiera delle vanità! È stato proprio un ottimo libro per entrare nel mood delle letture da calura estiva che, per quanto mi riguarda, comprende romanzi poco impegnativi perché il mio cervello va in pappa oltre una certa temperatura afosa. Quindi ben vengano queste ottocento e passa pagine di vanità umana, che sarà anche effimera e tutta apparenza, ma quanto tempo ci perdiamo, magari nascondendoci dietro questioni di principio e morale.

Se, infatti, la società nella quale viviamo non è quella inglese dell’Ottocento, la vanità che Thackeray mette in scena è ben lungi dall’essere un ricordo del passato. Anzi, oggi invece di averla confinata nei salotti e nei luoghi dabbene, ce la ritroviamo sempre davanti grazie – si fa per dire – ai social. E allora ecco le persone vanesie che si sono ambientate perfettamente, quelle arriviste che si sono adattate, quelle goffe che suscitano risa e compatimento, quelle virtuose che vengono ignorate… È ancora la stessa fiera: difficile non subire il fascino del romanzo di Thackeray.

Mi risulta evidente come a Dickens potesse rodere il culo davanti al successo de La fiera delle vanità: l’attrattività di una storia piena di personaggi tridimensionali e realistici non può che essere maggiore rispetto a una con personaggi che mirano a essere dei modelli. Niente da eccepire sul talento di Dickens – ci mancherebbe! – ma la soddisfazione che deriva dal leggere un romanzo che non ha paura di affrontare le ipocrisie della società è impareggiabile.

Né Rebecca né Amelia, le protagoniste del romanzo, possono essere annoverate tra i perfetti modelli di donna cattiva e donna buona. Sono due donne con caratteri, background e obiettvi molto diversi e non sono né buone, né cattive, ma persone che ogni tanto si comportano bene e a volte si comportano male (okay, Rebecca tende più a comportarsi male, ma non può comunque essere definita una persona cattiva tout court).

Il fascino de La fiera delle vanità è tutto qui: pare poco, ma chi vuole leggere di donne di alta levatura morale quando può leggere la storia di quella bricconcella di Rebecca Sharp che si inventa storie strappalacrime e alla fine l’ha sempre vinta?
… (mais)
lasiepedimore | outras 190 resenhas | Jan 17, 2024 |
3.75/5 ⭐️s. “All is vanity, nothing is fair.“ After 912 pages and 67 chapters, that pretty much is the main theme. I can see why this is Thackeray's masterpiece as he scathingly criticizes the norms in early 19th-century England between rich vs. poor, women vs. men, religion vs. non-religion ... nobody is immune from his satire. A different type of narrator, too, where you felt like he was addressing you personally for a LONG story. He could have chopped off some chapters, though, and kept to the main plot because it was overwhelmingly verbose at times. Overall, I am glad I read it and immensely enjoyed most of it.… (mais)
crabbyabbe | outras 190 resenhas | Aug 31, 2023 |


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