Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. A deliciously satirical attack on a money-mad society, Vanity Fair, which first appeared in 1847, is an immensely moral novel, and an...

How To Be A Perfect Snob

"Snobs are to be studied like other objects of Natural Science, and are a part of the Beautiful (with a large B). They pervade all classes".William Makepeace...

Barry Lyndon

Like Tom Jones before him, Barry Lyndon is one of the most lively and roguish characters in English literature. He may now be best known through the colourful Stanley Kubrick film...

The History of Henry Esmond

Set in the reign of Queen Anne, Thackeray's novel follows the troubled progress of Henry Esmond Esq, a gentleman and an officer in Marlborough's army. Enamoured of the Jacobite...

Barry Lyndon

Set in the 18th century, Barry Lyndon is the fictional autobiography of an adventurer and rogue. Born into the petty Irish gentry, and outmanoeuvred in his first love-affair, a...

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