July 18: William Thackeray

On this date in 1811 the author of Vanity Fair was born.

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Portrait of William Thackeray

Thackeray (18 July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He is known for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society. Illustration from the ClipArt ETC website.

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Vanity Fair is a 19th century social satire by William Makepeace Thackeray. The novel follows the adventures and dealings of Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley. Available on Lit2Go.