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Roundabout Papers

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ISBN-10: 1490979174

ISBN-13: 9781490979175

Edition: N/A

Authors: William Makepeace Thackeray

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Roundabout Papers
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List price: $15.95
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 7/12/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 266
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 1.034
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,…