Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

BEFORE THE CURTAIN As the manager of the Performance sits before the curtain on the boards and looks into the Fair, a feeling of profound melancholy comes over him in his survey of the bustling place. There is a great quantity of eating and drinking, making love and jilting, laughing and the contrary, smoking, cheating,

The Wolves and the Lamb by William Makepeace Thackeray

This etext was prepared by Donald Lainson, charlie@idirect.com. THE WOLVES AND THE LAMB by William Makepeace Thackeray DRAMATIS PERSONAE. MR. HORACE MILLIKEN, a Widower, a wealthy City Merchant. GEORGE MILLIKEN, a Child, his Son. CAPTAIN TOUCHIT, his Friend. CLARENCE KICKLEBURY, brother to Milliken’s late Wife. JOHN HOWELL, M’s Butler and confidential Servant. CHARLES PAGE, Foot-boy.

The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan by William Makepeace Thackeray

This etext was prepared by David Price, email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk from the 1911 John Murray edition. THE TREMENDOUS ADVENTURES OF MAJOR GAHAGAN CHAPTER I “Truth is strange, Stranger than fiction.” I think it but right that in making my appearance before the public I should at once acquaint them with my titles and name. My card,

The Second Funeral of Napoleon by William Makepeace Thackeray

This etext was prepared by Donald Lainson, charlie@idirect.com. The Second Funeral of Napoleon by William Makepeace Thackeray “by Michael Angelo Titmarch.” I. On the Disinterment of Napoleon at St. Helena II. On the Voyage from St. Helena to Paris III. On the Funeral Ceremony I. ON THE DISINTERMENT OF NAPOLEON AT ST. HELENA. MY DEAR

The Rose and the Ring, by William Makepeace Thackeray

This etext was prepared by Dianne Bean, Chino Valley, Arizona. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray PRELUDE It happened that the undersigned spent the last Christmas season in a foreign city where there were many English children. In that city, if you wanted to give a child’s party, you could not even

The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray

This etext was prepared by Donald Lainson, charlie@idirect.com. THE PARIS SKETCH BOOK OF MR. M. A. TITMARSH by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY ESTES AND LAURIAT, BOSTON Publishers CONTENTS. THE PARIS SKETCH BOOK. An Invasion of France A Caution to Travellers The Fêtes of July On the French School of Painting The Painter’s Bargain Cartouche On some

The Lock and Key LibraryThe most interesting stories of all nations: Real life

This etext was prepared by Donald Lainson, charlie@idirect.com. Please note: This edition does not contain the second chapter of the first story, “The Haunted House”, by Dickens. It can be found in 3ghst10.txt or 3ghst10.zip, 1998, “Three Ghost Stories by Charles Dickens.” The Lock and Key Library Classic Mystery and Detective Stories – Old Time

The History of Pendennis, Vol. 2 by William Makepeace Thackeray

Produced by Lee Dawei, Michael Lockey and PG Distributed Proofreaders THE HISTORY OF PENDENNIS. HIS FORTUNES AND MISFORTUNES, HIS FRIENDS AND HIS GREATEST ENEMY. BY WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS ON WOOD BY THE AUTHOR, IN TWO VOLUMES. VOLUME II. 1858 CHAPTER 1.–RELATES TO MR. HARRY FOKER’s AFFAIRS 2.–CARRIES THE READER BOTH TO RICHMOND AND

The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. by W. M. Thackeray

THE HISTORY OF HENRY ESMOND, ESQ. A COLONEL IN THE SERVICE OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ANNE WRITTEN BY HIMSELF by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY Boston, Estes and Lauriat, Publishers TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE WILLIAM BINGHAM, LORD ASHBURTON. MY DEAR LORD, The writer of a book which copies the manners and language of Queen Anne’s time, must

The Fitz-Boodle Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray

This etext was prepared by Donald Lainson, charlie@idirect.com. THE FITZ-BOODLE PAPERS. by William Makepeace Thackeray CONTENTS THE FITZ-BOODLE PAPERS. FITZ-BOODLE’S CONFESSIONS:– Preface Dorothea Ottilia FITZ-BOODLE’S PROFESSIONS:– First Profession Second Profession FITZ-BOODLE’S CONFESSIONS.* PREFACE. GEORGE FITZ-BOODLE, ESQUIRE, TO OLIVER YORKE, ESQUIRE. OMNIUM CLUB, May 20, 1842. DEAR SIR,–I have always been considered the third-best whist- player

The Fatal Boots by William Makepeace Thackeray

THE FATAL BOOTS. by William Makepeace Thackeray THE FATAL BOOTS:– January.–The Birth of the Year February.–Cutting Weather March.–Showery April.–Fooling May.–Restoration Day June.–Marrowbones and Cleavers July.–Summary Proceedings August.–Dogs have their Days September.–Plucking a Goose October.–Mars and Venus in Opposition November.–A General Post Delivery December.–“The Winter of Our Discontent” THE FATAL BOOTS JANUARY.–THE BIRTH OF THE YEAR.
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