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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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I think that this split voice arises from the fact that Bronte was striving for the impression of authoritative masculine objectivity that characterizes the Thackerayan omniscient narrator while her close identification with Caroline's plight led her to subvert her own attempt (see also Dolin 203-4).
This occurs most noticeably in Fisher's examination of the 'sirens' within Thackeray's novels: figures such as Becky Sharpe and Blanche Amory, who double as metaphors for the seductive mutability of the Thackerayan texts in which they appear.
Eliot avoids Dickens's escapism through fantasy, but she also resists a Thackerayan pessimism.