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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century and Charity and Humour

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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century collects a series of engaging lectures by W. M. Thackeray on Swift, Pope, Fielding, and others---offering a rare look at this classic author's views of his forbearers. The lectures and the final essay Charity and Humour were written for an American audience (the latter published in Harper's Monthly Magazine in June 1853) and ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published January 11th 2008 by University of Michigan Press (first published July 1st 1968)
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Nov 08, 2013 Richard Epstein rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thackery is wrong about many things -- and I of course am qualified to say this, being ever so much more learned and experienced than Thackery was -- but he is always worth reading and never a bore.
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Shelves: belles-lettres
Biased but informative facts about figures such as Swift, Addison, Steele, Pope, and Sterne.
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Thackeray, an only child, was born in Calcutta, India, where his father, Richmond Thackeray (1 September 1781 – 13 September 1815), held the high rank of secretary to the board of revenue in the British East India Company. His mother, Anne Becher (1792–1864) was the second daughter of Harriet and John Harman Becher and was also a secretary (writer) for the East India Company.

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