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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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Ontwarringsbericht:

(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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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
Geboortedatum
1811-07-18
Overlijdensdatum
1863-12-24
Graflocatie
Kensal Green Cemetery, London, England, UK
Geslacht
male
Nationaliteit
UK
Geboorteplaats
Calcutta, India
Plaats van overlijden
London, England, UK
Oorzaak van overlijden
stroke
Woonplaatsen
Paris, France
Weimar, Germany
Opleiding
Charterhouse (Smithfield, London)
University of Cambridge (Trinity College)
Middle Temple, London
Beroepen
novelist
journalist
essayist
travel writer
lecturer
Relaties
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.
Ontwarringsbericht
W. M. Thackeray also wrote as Charles James Yellowplush, Michael Angelo Titmarsh, George Savage Fitz-Boodle, The Fat Contributor, and Ikey Solomons.

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

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A story with humor and character. The vanities that the characters portray is a reflection about the aristocracy during the time period. A society based on gossip. Pretensions to being privy of information while trying to obtain the information. The wooing and misleading behaviors are given their due. The focus appears on the vicissitudes of fortune and how they are dealt with. Holding on to perceptions rather than adjusting them to reality. The mannerisms in which people deceive themselves and others about the extent of their means and abilities.

Sometimes the author provides a synopsis of what has happened, as a reminder given that this book was originally a series. Generally a tedious read.
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Eugene_Kernes | 190 andere besprekingen | Jun 4, 2024 |
I read about 100 pages and put it down.
 
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lawrence | 190 andere besprekingen | May 3, 2024 |
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)
 
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crabbyabbe | 190 andere besprekingen | Aug 31, 2023 |

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