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William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Nationality: British
Born: Indian
Periods: British: 19th Century

writer of Vanity Fair

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Criticism about William Makepeace Thackeray

Pegasus In Harness: Victorian Publishing and W. M. Thackeray
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/wmt/pegasus/contents.html
Explores the relationship between Thackeray and the publishers in the Victorian era.
Contains: Criticism
Author: E. D. H. Johnson
From: The Victorian Web Charlottesville, Va.: University Press of Virginia, 1992
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Thackeray
http://www.bartleby.com/223/index.html#9
This lengthy analysis of the author's life and work includes sections on "Early life", "Thackeray’s contributions to Punch", "Vanity Fair", and "The Virginians."
Contains: Extensive Bio, Criticism, Bibliography
Author: A. Hamilton Thompson
From: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume XIII: English, The Victorian Age, Part One, The Nineteenth Century, II
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Biographical sites about William Makepeace Thackeray

The Art of Biography
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/wmt/bio1.html
This article (posted to a Victorian literature listserv by a prominent Thackeray scholar) is not a general biography of Thackeray (WMT), but rather an examination of two things: the difficulties in writing biographies in general (with specific mention of WMT), and the recent controversy of WMT's attitudes toward his wife.
Contains: Commentary
Author: Peter Shillingsburg
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William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-63)
http://lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/Thackeray.html
This website outlines Thackeray's life and provides links to other online Thackeray information and works. Also has some pictures of prominent people and places in Thackeray's life.
Contains: Timeline, Webliography, Pictures, Works Available
Author: Mitsuharu Matsuoka
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William Makepeace Thackeray: A Brief Biography
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/wmt/wmtbio.html
This "brief" biography is actually quite extensive, covering Thackeray's childhood, education, travels, personal life, writing and professional work. It gives particular emphasis to the impact of the events of his life on his writing.
Contains: Extensive Bio
Author: Robert Fletcher
From: Victorian Web
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