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Barry Lyndon

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ISBN-10: 0199537461

ISBN-13: 9780199537464

Edition: 2008

Authors: William Makepeace Thackeray, Andrew Sanders

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First published in 1844, this is Thackeray's earliest substantial work of fiction and perhaps his most original. The text is that of Saintbury's 1908 Oxford edition which incorporates Thackeray's revisions.
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

William Makepeace Thackeray was born in Calcutta, India, where his father was in service to the East India Company. After the death of his father in 1816, he was sent to England to attend school. Upon reaching college age, Thackeray attended Trinity College, Cambridge, but he left before completing his degree. Instead, he devoted his time to traveling and journalism. Generally considered the most effective satirist and humorist of the mid-nineteenth century, Thackeray moved from humorous journalism to successful fiction with a facility that was partially the result of a genial fictional persona and a graceful, relaxed style. At his best, he held up a mirror to Victorian manners and morals,…    

Andrew Sanders is emeritus Professor of English at the University of Durham. He has written four substantial studies of Dickens and is widely published in Victorian literature and culture, also having edited and annotated paperback editions of Dombey and Son, David Copperfield, Bleak House and A Tale of Two Cities. He is a past President of the Dickens Fellowship and a Trustee of the Charles Dickens Museum.