Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon

by William Makepeace Thackeray
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Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray

Victorians had more to them than imperialist ambitions and repressed sexuality. Among other things, their novelists treated language with far more precision than our novelists today. Thackeray himself, though troubled by financial insecurity and tormented by his wife's mental illness, was a meticulous wordsmith who infused his characters with life and wit. For that reason, BARRY LYNDON is one of literature's most believable creations...moral scoundrel but mannered gent.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592246977
Publisher: Wildside Press
Publication date: 03/28/2003
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

On reaching the age of 21 Thackeray came into his inheritance from his father, but he squandered much of it on gambling and on funding two unsuccessful newspapers, The National Standard and The Constitutional, for which he had hoped to write. He also lost a good part of his fortune in the collapse of two Indian banks. Forced to consider a profession to support himself, he turned first to art, which he studied in Paris, but did not pursue it, except in later years as the illustrator of some of his own novels and other writings.

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Barry Lyndon 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great and entertaining book about a cad. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Age: 17/ height: 5'4"/ weight: 90 pounds/ clothes: green tunic, white tights, brown boots, belt, pointed green cap./ appearance: skinny short with azure blue eyes and short blond hair and pointed ears. Anything else, ask.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name; Monica Harvey Lee. <p> <p>Age; 16. <p> <p>Gender; Amoeba! (You dumbbu<_>tt. I'm a girl.) <p> <p>Appearance; Wavy amber hair that flows to the small of her back. Her eyes are a startling cerulean, tinged with lime-green. Her skin is a light olive, a barely noticeable tan. There are about a dozen freckles scattered across the bridge of her nose. She has a single tattoo, that of the 'Semper Fidelis' dagger on her right forearm. <p> <p>Apparel; She enjoys wearing anything maroon or royal blue. <p> <p>Persona; Cusses a LOT, sarcastic, but overall a friendly if not fiery person. <p> <p>Crush; Nope. <p>
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name:Mari Age:22 Looks: she blond and really slim with pwircing eyes Personality:sassy and hyper
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Appearance: Brown hair and eyes. Sleeve tattoos on both arms, back, and neck. Nose ring. A lowcut beard. Age: 17. Gender:M.
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Aww so cute! I love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it was a take-off of fault in our stars. And it wasnt very descriptive and was a run on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Body- tan skin and very musclear Eyes- blue Crush- kira