If you wish to learn something about William Makepeace Thackeray, both as a person and of his works generally, Thackeray will most certainly satisfy.
Written by the novelist Anthony Trollope who had been a friend of William Makepeace Thackeray, this classic biography surveys the life and works of the author of Vanity Fair.
It remains a useful picture of an author still popular today, and offers insights into Victorian assumptions about novel writing, as well as providing an account of Thackeray's life and career that benefits from Trollope's personal knowledge of his subject.
A prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction, Trollope is best remembered today for his 'social comedy' novels.
In this portrait of Thackeray, he addresses what he describes as every reader's desire to know not only the works, but also the genius behind them, and Thackeray’s “instinctive perception of human varieties.”
ANTHONY TROLLOPE (1815-1882) was a British novelist and journalist, one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. He wrote insightful novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters. Among his masterworks are the Palliser novels, The Warden, Barchester Towers, and The Way We Live Now.