The History of Pendennis: His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - 1061 Seiten
One of the earliest and greatest of the Victorian Bildungsroman, this introspective novel treats London's bohemian and literary underworld and the romantic entanglements of its hero, Arthur Pendennis, with comic and uninhibited style. Son of a selfless widow, Pendennis moves from one disastrous romantic involvement to another on the fringes of the corrupt upper classes. Thackeray had slaved for ten years in this literary bohemia; the introduction considers the parallels between Thackeray's life and the novel, and examines the changes taking place in Victorian England throughout the years of the story.

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THE HISTORY OF PENDENNIS
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Appendix
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Explanatory Notes
1005
Urheberrecht

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William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) was an English novelist famous for his satirical works. John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature, University College, London. A well-known biographer, he has edited several World's Classics, including Vanity Fair andTrollope's The Way We Live Now.

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