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A Lecture From 1885 on the Life and Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

A special nod today to William Makepeace Thackeray, who was born in Calcutta on 18 July 1811.

To mark the date of Thackeray’s birth, we’ve posted a newspaper story from 1885 that reports on a lecture that was given in York about the novelist’s work and life.

It’s a fascinating lecture that considers the moral conduct theme that dominated Thackeray’s writing.

The Archive contains 100s of articles about Thackeray – so why not try a few searches and learn how ‘Vanity Fair’ and ‘Becky Sharp’ were received and regarded by the Britain of the mid-19th Century?

lecture on the writing of William Makepeace Thackeray

Yorkshire Gazette – Wednesday 18 February 1885

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