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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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In the dining-room, behind the dresser, three or four books were discovered: an odd volume of Thackeray, another of Dickens, a memorandum-book or diary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Browns have become illustrious by the pen of Thackeray and the pencil of Doyle, within the memory of the young gentlemen who are now matriculating at the universities.
AMID flip- flop over the Land Acquisition Bill, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday took a firm stand on it, following directions from party chief Uddhav Thackeray who has asked his ministers and MPs not to support the Bill " blindly".
New Delhi, June 1 ( ANI ): Congress leader Meem Afzal on Sunday described Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's decision to contest election as charting a completely different course than what used to be practiced by Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray.
Summary: Uddhav Thackeray wrote in party mouthpiece Smna that Shivaji Park's significance was because of his father Bal Thackeray and a memorial would be a fitting tribute to his memory.
Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday warned the Shiv Sena against taking law into its hands over the construction of a memorial for the departed Sena chief Bal Thackeray at the Shivaji Park in north-central Mumbai, where the latter was cremated recently.