The English Humourists (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The English Humourists (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by William Makepeace Thackeray
     
 

In 1851 the English novelist and satirist William Makepeace Thackeray delivered a series of lectures in London on the great English humorists of the previous century (including Swift, Congreve, Pope, Hogarth, and Fielding), which he repeated over the next two years while touring the United States. The lectures were received with great acclaim and published in

Overview


In 1851 the English novelist and satirist William Makepeace Thackeray delivered a series of lectures in London on the great English humorists of the previous century (including Swift, Congreve, Pope, Hogarth, and Fielding), which he repeated over the next two years while touring the United States. The lectures were received with great acclaim and published in book form in 1853.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411437258
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/22/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
348
File size:
360 KB

Meet the Author

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863), a British satirical writer, also wrote magazine articles and travel books. His most devoted readers were lords and ladies, whom he satirized in his works. He is best known for his novels Vanity Fair and The Luck of Barry Lyndon, which skewer the pretensions of English high society.

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