William Makepeace Thackeray

Standard Name: Thackeray, William Makepeace


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Anthologization Ethel Sidgwick
ES 's first play for children (based on a famous Victorian story), Thackeray 's Rose and the Ring, Dramatised in two acts, appeared in the anthology Plays for Schools, from her brother 's firm Sidgwick and Jackson .
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Cultural formation Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Biographers have tended to adopt Robert Browning's scornful skepticism of the spiritualist movement, but it was not a fringe phenomenon. EBB was, historian Alex Owen argues, characteristic of those attracted to spiritualism by its deeply...
Dedications Blanche Warre Cornish
It is discreetly dedicated (by her initials) to Jane Brookfield , mistress of Thackeray .
Sutherland, John. The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction. Stanford University Press.
Cornish, Blanche Warre. Alcestis. Smith, Elder.
It was soon translated into Dutch, and published in the USA both at New York and at Philadelphia...
Education John Strange Winter
After this she completed her education at home. Although even in this context she says, I was not well educated, for I never would learn,
Bainton, George, editor. The Art of Authorship. J. Clarke.
she also described herself as having always been from...
Education Toru Dutt
TD and Aru were briefly enrolled at a boarding school in Nice where they studied French.
Rao, Raja, and Toru Dutt. “Aru and Toru”. Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan, Writers Workshop.
After moving to England they continued their studies and attended the Higher Lectures for Women series begun by Henry Sidgwick
Education Virginia Woolf
Between 1 January and 30 June 1897, her reading included but was not limited to the following: Charlotte Brontë , Lady Barlow (a commentator on Charles Darwin ), Dinah Mulock Craik , George Eliot ,...
Education Emma Marshall
At a very early age Emma Martin could recite See'st thou my home is where yon woods are waving by Felicia Hemans .
Marshall, Beatrice. Emma Marshall. Seeley.
After leaving school she continued to study music with Dr Zacariah or Zechariah Buck
Education Alice Meynell
In the summer of 1852 Elizabeth and Alice Thompson (later AM ) began their education under their father's instruction. Recording her daughters' lessons, Christiana Thompson writes, Dear little angels do their writing . ....
Education L. M. Montgomery
LMM attended a one-room schoolhouse across the road from her grandparents' farmhouse, completing her time there in 1892. The following year, she went to the Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown for teacher training. Her...
Education Pearl S. Buck
Mr Kung despised fiction and the Sydenstricker library contained only the supposedly factual Plutarch 's Lives and Foxe 's Book of Martyrs, but Pearl read fiction avidly in both Chinese and English, devouring Shakespeare
Education Louisa May Alcott
LMA frequently attended lectures in Boston, and was present for the speeches of both William Makepeace Thackeray and Charles Dickens . Though she adored Dickens's writings, she judged him in person to be an...
Education Sarah Grand
There she read authors such as Dickens , Scott , and Thackeray .
Grand, Sarah. Sex, Social Purity and Sarah Grand: Volume 1. Editor Heilmann, Ann, Routledge.
She took advantage of the cultivated atmosphere in which she grew up, and yet later judged that she had been neither...
Education Maya Angelou
Marguerite Johnson had already become a voracious reader, both of Black writers and of canonical dead white males. Shakespeare , she wrote later, was my first white love.
Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Heinemann New Windmill Series.
She also enjoyed and respected...
Education Frances Isabella Duberly
After her mother died she was sent to a boarding school at High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire (which she later remembered, perhaps snobbishly, for the lack of good company). By one means or the other she...
Employer Anne Evans
She worked as an amanuensis for Thackeray , transcribing his The Rose and the Ring. She maintained a lifelong fondness for him, and on his death in 1863 she composed an ode, full of...


18 June 1815: Napoleon's power was decisively crushed at...

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18 June 1815

Napoleon 's power was decisively crushed at the battle of Waterloo, not far from Brussels.

1830: William Bradbury and Frederick Mullet Evans...

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William Bradbury and Frederick Mullet Evans went into partnership and established the publishing firm of Bradbury and Evans in London.

1836: William Makepeace Thackeray published his...

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William Makepeace Thackeray published his first book, Flore et Zephyr, a collection of captioned ballet caricatures that he had drawn.

4 November 1836: Richard Bentley (1794-1871) signed an agreement...

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4 November 1836

Richard Bentley (1794-1871) signed an agreement with Dickens to edit his new monthly periodical, Bentley's Miscellany.

May 1839-February 1840: Under the pseudonym of Ikey Solomons, Esq.,...

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May 1839-February 1840

Under the pseudonym of Ikey Solomons, Esq., junior, William Makepeace Thackeray published Catherine, a novel satirising the Newgate school of crime fiction, in serial form in Fraser's Magazine.

3 May 1841: The London Library, established by Thomas...

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3 May 1841

The London Library , established by Thomas Carlyle with Harriet Martineau , Dickens , Thackeray , and others, first opened its doors.

March 1843: The Society of British Authors was forme...

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March 1843

January-December 1844: William Makepeace Thackeray's novel The Luck...

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January-December 1844

William Makepeace Thackeray 's novelThe Luck of Barry Lyndon, by Fitz-Boodle appeared serially in Fraser's Magazine.

February 1846-February 1847: William Makepeace Thackeray's The Snobs of...

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February 1846-February 1847

William Makepeace Thackeray 's The Snobs of England was serialised in Punch.

August-September 1846: William Makepeace Thackeray's novel Rebecca...

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August-September 1846

William Makepeace Thackeray 's novelRebecca and Rowena, a sequel to Scott 's Ivanhoe, was serialised in Fraser's Magazine.

January 1847-July 1848: William Makepeace Thackeray's most famous...

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January 1847-July 1848

William Makepeace Thackeray 's most famous novel, Vanity Fair, was serialised in monthly instalments with illustrations by the author.

November 1848-December 1850: William Makepeace Thackeray's autobiographical...

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November 1848-December 1850

William Makepeace Thackeray 's autobiographicalnovelPendennis appeared in twenty-four monthly parts, with his own illustrations.

2 September 1852: The Manchester Free Library, the first major...

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2 September 1852

The Manchester Free Library , the first major British public lending library, opened in Manchester.

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By 6 November 1852

William Makepeace Thackeray published his historical novel, set at the time of the Jacobite uprising, The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne.

June 1853: William Makepeace Thackeray published The...

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June 1853

William Makepeace Thackeray published The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century, compiled from a series of critical lectures given in England, Scotland, and the United States.


Ritchie, Anne Thackeray, and William Makepeace Thackeray. “Biographical Introductions”. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Biographical Edition, Smith, Elder, 1899, p. various pages.
Ritchie, Anne Thackeray, and William Makepeace Thackeray. “Biographical Introductions”. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Centenary Biographical Edition, Smith, Elder, 1911, p. various pages.
Thackeray, William Makepeace, editor. Cornhill Magazine. Smith, Elder.
Thackeray, William Makepeace. Some Family Letters of W. M. Thackeray; Together with Recollections by his Kinswoman Blanche Warre Cornish. Editor Cornish, Blanche Warre, Houghton Mifflin, 1911.
Sidgwick, Ethel, and William Makepeace Thackeray. “Thackeray’s Rose and the Ring”. Plays for Schools, Sidgwick and Jackson, 1909.