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Vanity Fair

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ISBN-10: 0393965953

ISBN-13: 9780393965957

Edition: 1994

Authors: William Makepeace Thackeray, Peter L. Schillingsburg

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List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 896
Size: 5.59" wide x 9.13" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628

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,…    

Peter L. Shillingsburg is Professor of English at Mississippi State University.nbsp; He is the author of Pegasus in Harness: Victorian Publishing and William Makepeace Thackeray and Scholarly Editing in the Computer Age .nbsp; He is the editor of the Garland Press editions of Thackeray's Flore et Z�phyr, Yellowplush, Vanity Fair , and Pendennis as well as Poems of Howell Gwin .nbsp; Shillingsburg has been visiting professor at the Australian Defence Force Academy and was also a Guggenheim Fellow.nbsp;