Makepeace Thackeray was born in Calcutta, India, as the only son of
Richmond Thackeray, a Collector in the East Indian Company's service.
After his father died he was sent to home to England. He was educated at
Charterhouse and at Trinity College, Cambridge. Thackeray abandoned his
studies without taking a degree, having lost some of his inheritance of
twenty thousand pounds through gambling. During 1831-33 Thackeray
studied law at the Middle Temple, London, but had little enthusiasm to
continued his studies. In 1833 he brought with a large heritage the National
Standard, but lost his fortune a year later in the Indian bank
failures and other bad investments. In 1836 he married a poor Irish
girl, Isabella Shawe; they had three daughters. Thackeray returned in
1837 to London and started his career as a hard working journalist. In
the 1840s Thackeray started to gain name as a writer. He died suddenly
on Christams Eve 1863 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
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FAIR (677 KB)
A story of two heroines: one
humble, the other scheming and social climbing. This
vast satirical panorama of a materialistic society centers on Becky
Sharp and Amelia Sedley, good-natured but 'silly'. They are two
boarding-school friends, whose destinies are contrasted. Clever and
ambitious Becky is born into poverty as the daughter of a penniless
artist. Her plans to marry Amelia's brother Joseph fail. She marries
Rowdon Crawley, but he is disinherited. Becky manages to live at the
height of fashion through the patronage of Lord Steyne. When her husband
discovers the truth, he departs to become the governor of Coventry
Island. Becky is ostracized and she moves to the Continent. In the
meantime Amelia's stockbroker father is ruined. Amelia is loved by
William Dobbin but she marries George Osborne - he dies in the battle of
Waterloo. Amelia's son is left into the care of his grandfather, who
dies and leaves him a fortune. Amelia travels in the Continent with his
brother and they meet Becky. Dobbin has returned from India and
disapproves Amelia's kindness to Becky. Older and disillusioned, Dobbin
and Amelia can marry. Becky regains her hold over Joseph, who dies in
suspicious circumstances. Becky's husband Rowdon dies, and Becky ends
the novel in the guise of a pious widow.
LYNDON (278 KB)
Barry Lyndon means the
typical worldly ambition in the person of an absolutely egocentric
character. Suddenly the fate of their baby Brian and Lady Lyndon's
undaunted humanity and love for Barry, even after his cruelty and
deception, show the real villainy concentrated and symbolized in Barry's
stepson, the aristocratic monster Lord Bullington, for whom Barry is too
much of a commoner to enter the privileged sector of society.
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