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William Makepeace Thackeray

Novelist (18-Jul-1811 — 24-Dec-1863)


John Carey. Thackeray: Prodigal Genius. London: Faber and Faber. 1977. 208pp.

Audrey Curling. The Young Thackeray. London: Max Parrish. 1966. 136pp.

Margaret Forster. William Makepeace Thackeray: Memoirs of a Victorian Gentleman. London: Secker & Warburg. 1978. 391pp. Fictionalized autobiography.

Keith Hollingsworth. The Newgate Novel, 1830-1847: Bulwer, Ainsworth, Dickens & Thackeray. Wayne State University Press. 1963. 279pp.

Ann Monsarrat. An Uneasy Victorian: Thackeray the Man, 1811-1863. London: Cassell. 1980. 461pp.

D. J. Taylor. Thackeray: The Life of a Literary Man. New York: Carroll and Graf. 2001.


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  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1444)

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.235)

  9. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.750)

  10. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.377)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1015)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.479)

  13. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.680)

  14. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.517)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.26)

  16. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.449)

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