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Catherine: A Story was the first full-length work of fiction produced by William Makepeace Thackeray

Catherine: A Story was the first full-length work of fiction produced by William Makepeace Thackeray. Thackeray's original intention in writing it was to criticize the Newgate school of crime fiction, exemplified by Bulwer-Lytton and Harrison Ainsworth, whose works Thackeray felt glorified criminals

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However, as the book appealed to British prejudices, Thackeray was given . Thackeray’s Universe: Shifting Worlds of Imagination and Reality. Shillingsburg, Peter. William Makepeace Thackeray: A Literary Life. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001.

However, as the book appealed to British prejudices, Thackeray was given the job of being Punch's Irish expert, often under the pseudonym Hibernis Hibernior  . New York: Oxford University Press, 1987. Bloom, Abigail Burnham; Maynard, John, eds.

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As Catherine Peters notes, Thackeray insisted on the idea of art as a by-product of life; the twentieth-century critical theories proposing a complete schism between writer and work would have been inconceivable to him. Arguing that both views can lead to serious distortions, Peters seeks to strike a balance between the tw. Thackeray's Universe offers an engaging look into the life, world, and works of one of the greatest Victorian novelists. As Catherine Peters notes, Thackeray insisted on the idea of art as a by-product of life; the twentieth-century critical theories proposing a complete schism between writer and work would have been inconceivable to him.

Early life The story of the development of a young writer, the first part draws on. .Thackeray's Universe: Shifting Worlds of Imagination and Reality.

William Makepeace Thackeray was born on July 18, 1811, in Calcutta, India. He was the only child of Richmond and Anne Thackeray. The story of the development of a young writer, the first part draws on Thackeray's own life at school, at college, and as a journalist. The second half, which he wrote after a severe illness, lost the novel's focus. It presents only a superficial (having insincere and shallow qualities) analysis of character in Pen's struggle to choose between a practical, worldly life and one of domestic virtue.

William Makepeace Thackeray. The tale was interrupted at a sad period of the writer's own life

William Makepeace Thackeray. The tale was interrupted at a sad period of the writer's own life. The colors are long since dry; the artist's hand is changed. In an irreverent and theatrical plot, in which the dead come back to life, marriage is exposed as really quite dull, and imperialism is mocked mercilessly, Thackeray ridiculously reunites Ivanhoe with his first love, Rebecca, claiming they were wrongly separated in the earlier novel. History & Fiction, Humor, Actions & Adventure.

Thackeray's Universe offers an engaging look into the life, world, and works of one of the greatest Victorian novelists. Arguing that both views can lead to serious distortions, Peters seeks to strike a balance between the two.

Childhood & Early Life The book gave him initial success and fame, however, the happiness was . Thackeray's first successful venture as novelist was Catherine, a novel published between 1839 and 1840.

Childhood & Early Life. William Thackeray was born on 18 July 1811 in Calcutta, India. His father Richmond Thackeray was a high rank secretary to the board of revenue in the British East India Company. The book gave him initial success and fame, however, the happiness was overshadowed by the growing illness of his wife, who had reached in her last phase of depression. In 1840, he took his wife to Ireland in a hope to improve her condition, though it hardly helped him in the matter.

Catherine (Thackeray novel). Ainsworth's Jack Sheppard portrayed a real life prison breaker and thief from the eighteenth century in flattering terms. Catherine: A Story was the first full-length work of fiction produced by William Makepeace Thackeray. In contrast, Thackeray sought out a real life criminal whom he could portray in as unflattering terms as possible. He settled on Catherine Hayes, another eighteenth-century criminal, who was burned at the stake for murdering her husband in 1726.

Born into gentlemanly affluence, William Thackeray's life was shattered by early separation from his mother. Unhappy at school and idle at Cambridge, he gambled away part of his fortune before he was 21. This biography explores his life and literary success and is illustrated with his own drawings.

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ISBN13: 978-0750923064

ISBN: 0750923067

Author: Catherine Peters

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: History & Criticism

Language: English

Publisher: Sutton Publishing; Revised edition (November 25, 1999)

Pages: 304 pages

ePUB size: 1715 kb

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