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  • Katherine Mansfield

    Food. One of the overpowering needs that we all hunger for. Whether to use as basic fuel or sophisticated tasting, food and its providers, its servers, its guests and our authors are here to converse, deliberate as courses are served, some savoury, some sweet but always to be...read more

  • William Thackeray

    Like Tom Jones before him, Barry Lyndon is one of the most lively and roguish characters in English literature. He may now be best known through the colourful Stanley Kubrick film released in 1975, but it is Thackeray who, in true 19th-century style, shows the darker side of this 18th-century hero; hence it remains a startling novel. Following the death of an English officer, Barry flees his native Ireland and attempts to establish himself as one of England's aristocratic elite. Through backstabbing and scheming he reaches the level of society to which he always aspired. However, intent on criticizing the period's social order, Thackeray ensures that this success is soon followed by the...read more

  • William Thackeray

    Barry Lyndon is a picaresque novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, first published as a serial in Fraser's Magazine in 1844, about a member of the Irish gentry trying to become a member of the English aristocracy. Thackeray, who based the novel on the life and exploits of the Anglo-Irish rake and fortune-hunter Andrew Robinson Stoney, later reissued it under the title The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. The novel is narrated by Lyndon himself, who functions as a quintessentially unreliable narrator. The novel was adapted by Stanley Kubrick into his 1975 film Barry...read more

  • William Thackeray

    The necessity of a work on Snobs, demonstrated from History, and proved by felicitous illustrations:—I am the individual destined to write that work—My vocation is announced in terms of great eloquence—I show that the world has been gradually preparing itself for the WORK and the MAN—Snobs are to be studied like other objects of Natural Science, and are a part of the Beautiful (with a large B). They pervade all classes—Affecting instance of Colonel Snobley. (Summary excerpted from Prefatory Remarks from the book by W. M....read more

  • William Thackeray

    "Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero" is een in de jaren 1847-1848 gepubliceerde roman van William Makepeace Thackeray, een satire over de vroege 19e-eeuwse Engelse samenleving. Zoals in die tijd gebruikelijk was, verscheen de roman eerst in een (20-delige) serie als feuilleton in een tijdschrift. Vanitas Vanitatum. Wie van ons is gelukkig in deze wereld? Wie van ons heeft wat hij verlangt?, of zoo hij het heeft wie is voldaan? (Samenvatting geschreven door...read more

  • William Thackeray

    Die Rose und der Ring ist eine Fantasy-Roman von William Makepeace Thackeray, der ursprünglich zu Weihnachten 1854 veröffentlicht wurde (obwohl datiert 1855). Sie kritisiert in gewissem Maße die Einstellungen der Monarchie und derjenigen an der Spitze der Gesellschaft und stellt ihre Ideale von Schönheit und Ehe in Frage. Die Geschichte spielt in den fiktiven Ländern Paflagonia und Crim Tartary und dreht sich um das Leben und Vermögen von vier jungen königlichen Cousins, den Prinzessinnen Angelica und Rosalba sowie den Prinzen Bulbo und Giglio. Die Handlung beginnt mit der königlichen Familie von Paflagonia, die zusammen frühstückt: König Valoroso, seine Frau (die Königin) und...read more

  • William Thackeray

    A classic Victorian novel and a historical novel rolled into one! Read about court and army life during the reign of Queen Anne - a story of Catholic - Protestant intrigue, and the party which aspired to the restoration of Bonny Prince Charlie. And, a good love story as well. (Summary by Karen...read more

  • William Thackeray

    A classic Victorian novel and a historical novel rolled into one! Read about court and army life during the reign of Queen Anne - a story of Catholic - Protestant intrigue, and the party which aspired to the restoration of Bonny Prince Charlie. And, a good love story as well. (Summary by Karen...read more

  • William Thackeray

    In Pendennis, William Makepeace Thackeray skillfully shows the coming of age of Arthur Pendennis, a young gentleman trying to make his way in the world. Pen's difficulties in finding his place in the difficult maze of social obstacles are created to some extent by his being raised in the country and being from an ancient though impoverished family. We follow his course from the village in which he was raised via Oxbridge to London, meeting the most memorable characters, falling in and out of love, navigating the difficulties of society, and hopefully finally arriving at a happy...read more

  • William Thackeray

    William Makepeace Thackeray, the great author of Vanity Fair and The Luck of Barry Lyndon was born in India in 1811. At age 5 his father died and his mother sent him back to England. His education was of the best but he himself seemed unable to apply his talents to a rigorous work ethic. After a few years of marriage his wife began to suffer from depression and over the years became detached from reality. He himself suffered from ill health later in his life and the one pursuit that kept him moving forward was that of writing and in his life time he was placed second only to Dickens. High praise...read more

  • William Thackeray

    La magistral pelicula de Kubrick volvio a dar vigencia a una de las novelas mas cínicas de la literatura inglesa del siglo XIX, 'Las memorias de Barry Lindon' de Thackeray, obra que fue una critica a la cantidad de aventureros que habian ocupado posiciones importantes en la Inglaterra de sus tiempos y donde trato de mostrar como las riquezas hacian que la sociedad perdonara cualquier medio de...read more

  • William Thackeray

    William Makepeace Thackeray, the great author of Vanity Fair and The Luck of Barry Lyndon was born in India in 1811. At age 5 his father died and his mother sent him back to England. His education was of the best but he himself seemed unable to apply his talents to a rigorous work ethic. After a few years of marriage his wife began to suffer from depression and over the years became detached from reality. He himself suffered from ill health later in his life and the one pursuit that kept him moving forward was that of writing and in his life time he was placed second only to Dickens. High praise...read more

  • William Thackeray

    A classic short story by William Makepeace...read more

  • William Thackeray

    A classic short story by William Makepeace...read more

  • William Thackeray

    A classic short story by William Makepeace...read more

  • William Thackeray

    A classic short story by William Makepeace...read more

  • William Thackeray

    Victorian social satire hiding in a set of children's fairy tales by the author of the classic "Vanity Fair" - Summary by Stav...read more

  • William Thackeray

    Theatre Royal. The very name summons up something of grandeur and eloquence. And it was. Hosted by Ralph Richardson and Laurence Olivier, these big-name productions also included the creme de la creme of acting talents from John Gielgud, Robert Morley and Orson Welles to Trevor Howard, Michael Redgrave and Olivier himself. They were based on works by the worlds' leading authors, among them Charles Dickens, Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Anton Chekhov. These are but a few of whose company we shall be keeping as we raise the curtain on our first instalment of theatrical...read more

  • William Thackeray

    A deliciously satirical attack on a money-mad society, Vanity Fair, which first appeared in 1847, is an immensely moral novel, and an immensely witty one. Vanity Fair features two heroines: the faithful, loyal Amelia Sedley, and the beautiful and scheming social climber Becky Sharp. It also engages a huge cast of wonderful supporting characters as the novel spins from Miss Pinkerton's academy for young ladies to affairs of love and war on the Continent to liaisons in the dazzling ballrooms of London. William Makepeace Thackeray's forte is the bon mot, and it is amply exercised in a novel filled with memorably wicked lines. Lengthy and leisurely in pace, the novel follows the adventures of...read more

  • William Thackeray

    Vanity Fair, with its rich cast of characters, takes place on the snakes-and-ladders board of life. Amelia Sedley, daughter of a wealthy merchant, has a loving mother to supervise her courtship. Becky Sharp, an orphan, has to use her wit, charm, and resourcefulness to escape from her destiny as a governess. This she does ruthlessly, musing'I think I could become a good woman, if I had £5000 a year.' Thackeray's story is set at the time of the battle of Waterloo, in which the Sedley fortunes are lost - and Amelia is back to square one - while Becky rises with contemptuous...read more