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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.
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(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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(ˈθæk ə ri)

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.
Something in Thackeray. She struck her matronly forehead.
(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.) Mrs.
Jones, Dickens, Thackeray, they were hurried into the flames; Mr.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 21 (ANI): Shiva Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday backed his cousin and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray who has got a summons from the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
IANS Mumbai His party may not be contesting the ongoing Lok Sabha polls but Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has ensured significant attention as he campaigns in Maharashtra against the BJP and its ally Shiv Sena.
Summary: She played the role of Meena Tai Thackeray in the biopic of late Bal Thackeray
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.
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.