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About the Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Thackeray, an only child, was born in Calcutta, India, where his father, Richmond Thackeray (1 September 1781 – 13 September 1815), held the high rank of secretary to the board of revenue in the British East India Company. His mother, Anne Becher (1792–1864) was the second daughter of Harriet and John Harman Becher and was also a secretary (writer) for the East India Company.

William had been sent to England earlier, at the age of five, with a short stopover at St. Helena where the imprisoned Napoleon was pointed out to him. He was educated at schools in Southampton and Chiswick and then at Charterhouse School.

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Paperback, Published in Oct 2008 by Beston Press

ISBN10: 144375742X | ISBN13: 9781443757423

Page count: 406

This vintage book contains the first volume of William Thackeray s 1857 novel, "The Virginians: A Tale of the Last Century." "The Virginians" is the tale of George and Henry Warrington; Henry Esmond's two grandsons. An amorous entwinement with an older woman results in Henry s enrolment in the British Army under the command of General Wolfe during the taking of Quebec. When the war of independence breaks out, he joins the revolutionary side, while his brother remains a British Officer. William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 - 1863) was an esteemed English novelist during the nineteenth century. He became famous for his satirical novels, the most important and influential of which was "Vanity Fair." Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author."

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