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 (thăk′ə-rē, thăk′rē), William Makepeace 1811-1863.
British writer whose novels, including Vanity Fair (1848), explore the ethical and social pretensions of largely amoral characters.

Thack′er·ay·an adj.


(Biography) William Makepeace. 1811–63, English novelist, born in India. His novels, originally serialized, include Vanity Fair (1848), Pendennis (1850), Henry Esmond (1852), and The Newcomes (1855)


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William Makepeace, 1811–63, English novelist, born in India.
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Thackeray was fond of such open disguises, and liked to greet his reader from the mask of Yellowplush and Michael Angelo Titmarsh, but it seems to me this was in his least modern moments.
You open a book and try to read, but you find Shakespeare trite and commonplace, Dickens is dull and prosy, Thackeray a bore, and Carlyle too sentimental.
I'm not first-rate, of course; I'm good second-rate; about as good as Thackeray, I should say.
For one thing it amazed her to hear Thackeray called second-rate; and then she could not widen her point of view to believe that there could be great writers in existence at the present day, or if there were, that any one she knew could be a great writer, and his self-confidence astounded her, and he became more and more remote.
They preferred those about peasant life, because of the descriptions of scenery and the pleasanter sentiments, though in general they liked novels about people in society, whose motives and habits were more comprehensible, spoke severely of Dickens, who "had never drawn a gentleman," and considered Thackeray less at home in the great world than Bulwer--who, however, was beginning to be thought old-fashioned.
Jones, Dickens, Thackeray, they were hurried into the flames; Mr.
Nawazuddin, who will play the title role in the biopic, took to Twitter to share a photograph of himself along with Bal Thackeray's son Uddhav Thackeray and Uddhav's son Aaditya.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid homage to Shiv Sena's founder Bal Thackeray on his 91st birth anniversary.
Yuva Sena president Aaditya Thackeray (right) stands besides a statue of Shiv Sena founder, late Bal Thackeray at "Sunil's Celebrity Wax Museum" in Lonavala, Maharashtra, yesterday.
Acclaimed Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will play the title role of the late Shiv Sena founder-president Bal Thackeray in the upcoming biopic titled Thackeray .
by PTI Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday dared his party's ruling ally BJP to "resign" from the Maharashtra government and face midterm polls.
Arthur "Misty" Thackeray - an ex-chair of UKIP in Scotland - was paid from public funds by the European Parliament to be an assistant to Coburn.