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?
Yorkshire Gazette – Wednesday 18 February 1885
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