Who is William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray (; 18 July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was a British novelist, author and illustrator. He is known for his satirical works, particularly his 1848 novel Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of British society, and the 1844 novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon, which was adapted for a 1975 film by Stanley Kubrick.


Thackeray, an only child, was born in Calcutta, British India, where his father, Richmond Thackeray (1 September 1781 – 13 September 1815), was secretary to the Board of Revenue in the East India Company. His mother, Anne Becher (1792–1864), was the second daughter of Harriet Becher and John Harman Becher, who was also a secretary (writer) for the East India Company. His father was a grandson of Thomas Thackeray (1693–1760)...
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William Makepeace Thackeray Poems

  • Sorrows Of Werther, The
    Werther had a love for Charlotte
    Such as words could never utter;
    Would you know how first he met her?
    She was cutting bread and butter. ...
  • Old Fashioned Fun
    When that old joke was new,
    It was not hard to joke,
    And puns we now pooh-pooh,
    Great laughter would provoke. ...
  • To His Serving Boy
    Persicos odi
    Puer, apparatus;
    Displicent nexae
    Philyra coronae:...
  • King Canute
    KING CANUTE was weary hearted; he had reigned for years a score,
    Battling, struggling, pushing, fighting, killing much and robbing more;
    And he thought upon his actions, walking by the wild sea-shore.
  • At The Church-gate
    Although I enter not,
    Yet round about the spot,
    Ofttimes I hover,
    And near the sacred gate, ...
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Never 38 I Love You 30 Love 30 Heart 29 Good 27 Young 22 Long 22 Lady 21 Dear 20 Poor 19

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Drowning is not so pitiful
As the attempt to rise
Three times, 'tis said, a sinking man
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To that abhorred abode,

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