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William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)

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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 toon meer 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, gently satirizing, with a tone of sophisticated acceptance, the inevitable failure of the individual and of society. He took up the popular fictional situation of the young person of talent who must make his way in the world and dramatized it with satiric directness in The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1844), with the highest fictional skill and appreciation of complexities inherent within the satiric vision in his masterpiece, Vanity Fair (1847), and with a great subtlety of point of view and background in his one historical novel, Henry Esmond (1852). Vanity Fair, a complex interweaving in a vast historical panorama of a large number of characters, derives its title from John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and attempts to invert for satirical purposes, the traditional Christian image of the City of God. Vanity Fair, the corrupt City of Man, remains Thackeray's most appreciated and widely read novel. It contrasts the lives of two boarding-school friends, Becky Sharp and Amelia Smedley. Constantly attuned to the demands of incidental journalism and his sense of professionalism in his relationship with his public, Thackeray wrote entertaining sketches and children's stories and published his humorous lectures on eighteenth-century life and literature. His own fiction shows the influence of his dedication to such eighteenth-century models as Henry Fielding, particularly in his satire, which accepts human nature rather than condemns it and takes quite seriously the applicability of the true English gentleman as a model for moral behavior. Thackeray requested that no authorized biography of him should ever be written, but members of his family did write about him, and these accounts were subsequently published. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder

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(eng) W. M. Thackeray also wrote as Charles James Yellowplush, Michael Angelo Titmarsh, George Savage Fitz-Boodle, The Fat Contributor, and Ikey Solomons.

Fotografie: Frontispiece to Works of Wiliam Makepiece Thackeray Vol. 6 (1898) "From a Drawing by Samuel Lawrence"


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A Story 2 exemplaren
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Algemene kennis

Pseudoniemen en naamsvarianten
Fitz-Boodle, George Savage (nom de plume)
Titmarsh, Michael Angelo (nom de plume)
Yellowplush, Charles James (nom de plume)
The Fat Contributor
Solomons, Ikey
Kensal Green Cemetery, London, England, UK
Calcutta, India
Plaats van overlijden
London, England, UK
Oorzaak van overlijden
Paris, France
Weimar, Germany
Charterhouse (Smithfield, London)
University of Cambridge (Trinity College)
Middle Temple, London
travel writer
Ritchie, Anne Thackeray (daughter)
Stephen, Leslie (son-in-law)
Korte biografie
William Makepeace Thackery was second only to Charles Dickens in stature as an author during the Victorian era. His humorous and satirical writings were much in demand by periodicals, including Punch, and he was a popular lecturer. Today he's best known for his novel Vanity Fair, which is required reading in most college English courses. He experienced tragedy in his personal life due to the long deterioration and mental illness of his wife Isabella.
W. M. Thackeray also wrote as Charles James Yellowplush, Michael Angelo Titmarsh, George Savage Fitz-Boodle, The Fat Contributor, and Ikey Solomons.



December: Thackeray : Vanity Fair in Monthly Author Reads (januari 2011)


Quanto mi sono divertita a leggere La fiera delle vanità! È stato proprio un ottimo libro per entrare nel mood delle letture da calura estiva che, per quanto mi riguarda, comprende romanzi poco impegnativi perché il mio cervello va in pappa oltre una certa temperatura afosa. Quindi ben vengano queste ottocento e passa pagine di vanità umana, che sarà anche effimera e tutta apparenza, ma quanto tempo ci perdiamo, magari nascondendoci dietro questioni di principio e morale.

Se, infatti, la società nella quale viviamo non è quella inglese dell’Ottocento, la vanità che Thackeray mette in scena è ben lungi dall’essere un ricordo del passato. Anzi, oggi invece di averla confinata nei salotti e nei luoghi dabbene, ce la ritroviamo sempre davanti grazie – si fa per dire – ai social. E allora ecco le persone vanesie che si sono ambientate perfettamente, quelle arriviste che si sono adattate, quelle goffe che suscitano risa e compatimento, quelle virtuose che vengono ignorate… È ancora la stessa fiera: difficile non subire il fascino del romanzo di Thackeray.

Mi risulta evidente come a Dickens potesse rodere il culo davanti al successo de La fiera delle vanità: l’attrattività di una storia piena di personaggi tridimensionali e realistici non può che essere maggiore rispetto a una con personaggi che mirano a essere dei modelli. Niente da eccepire sul talento di Dickens – ci mancherebbe! – ma la soddisfazione che deriva dal leggere un romanzo che non ha paura di affrontare le ipocrisie della società è impareggiabile.

Né Rebecca né Amelia, le protagoniste del romanzo, possono essere annoverate tra i perfetti modelli di donna cattiva e donna buona. Sono due donne con caratteri, background e obiettvi molto diversi e non sono né buone, né cattive, ma persone che ogni tanto si comportano bene e a volte si comportano male (okay, Rebecca tende più a comportarsi male, ma non può comunque essere definita una persona cattiva tout court).

Il fascino de La fiera delle vanità è tutto qui: pare poco, ma chi vuole leggere di donne di alta levatura morale quando può leggere la storia di quella bricconcella di Rebecca Sharp che si inventa storie strappalacrime e alla fine l’ha sempre vinta?
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lasiepedimore | 190 andere besprekingen | Jan 17, 2024 |
3.75/5 ⭐️s. “All is vanity, nothing is fair.“ After 912 pages and 67 chapters, that pretty much is the main theme. I can see why this is Thackeray's masterpiece as he scathingly criticizes the norms in early 19th-century England between rich vs. poor, women vs. men, religion vs. non-religion ... nobody is immune from his satire. A different type of narrator, too, where you felt like he was addressing you personally for a LONG story. He could have chopped off some chapters, though, and kept to the main plot because it was overwhelmingly verbose at times. Overall, I am glad I read it and immensely enjoyed most of it.… (meer)
crabbyabbe | 190 andere besprekingen | Aug 31, 2023 |
bnielsen | Aug 30, 2023 |

Perhaps I had too high expectations of this novel... I loved Vanity Fair & so expected to love this too so maybe my rating should be 4 rather than 3.5; I'll see how I feel once some time has passed.

Barry Lyndon (nee Redmond Barry) is an Irish scamp (similar to Flashman) but unlike with Becky Sharpe, I didn't feel the charm of the character. I also didn't find the same humor in this novel that had me laughing in Vanity Fair. It was an enjoyable book that I am glad that I read but it seems unlikely to be one I will revisit.… (meer)
leslie.98 | 14 andere besprekingen | Jun 27, 2023 |


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