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Written by the novelist Anthony Trollope (1815-82), who had been a friend of William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-63) since 1860, and originally published in 1879 in the first series of English Men of Letters, this book surveys the life and works of the author of Vanity Fair. It remains a useful introductory text about an author who is still popular today, and offers insights into Victorian assumptions about novel writing, as well as providing an account of Thackeray's life and career which benefits from Trollope's personal knowledge of his subject. A prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction, Trollope is best remembered today for his 'social comedy' novels. In this biography, he addresses what he describes as every reader's desire to know not only the works, but the man behind more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139084046
  • 9781139084048

Table of contents

1. Biographical; 2. Fraser's Magazine and Punch; 3. Vanity Fair; 4. Pendennis and The Newcomes; 5. Esmond and The Virginians; 6. Thackeray's burlesques; 7. Thackeray's lectures; 8. Thackeray's ballads; 9. Thackeray's style and manner of more

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