William Makepeace Thackeray, author of ‘Vanity Fair’, was born in Calcutta on 18 July 1811.
The Archive contains 100s of stories about Thackeray, including some fascinating reports that offer a terrific insight into his character.
As we love reading about quarrels between famous writers, here’s a newspaper report on a writers’ feud that Thackeray had with Edmund Yates – oh, and we love the fact that Charles Dickens became involved in this feud as a peace-maker.
Here’s another blog post about Thackeray – this time, it’s a lecture on the writer from 1885.
Westmorland Gazette – Saturday 19 March 1859
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