In this book of trenchant essays—framed as letters to a fictional nephew, “Bob”—Thackeray documents his variously amusing, annoying, and appalling experiences in Britain’s capital city. He attends balls, dinners, children’s parties, gentlemen’s clubs, the opera, and even a public hanging, and has a wicked observation to make about each.
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About 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.