William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray

Born: July 18, 1811

Died: December 24, 1863

Nationality: English

Occupation: Novelist, poet

Biography: William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.

William Makepeace Thackeray

“A good laugh is sunshine in the house.”

- William Makepeace Thackeray

Source/Notes: Sketches and Travels in London (1856), p. 70, "On Love, Marriage, Men and Women"
William Makepeace Thackeray

“Bravery never goes out of fashion.”

- William Makepeace Thackeray

Source/Notes: George II. - The Four Georges (1860)

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Source/Notes: The works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Volume 12 (1899), p. xlv
Source/Notes: As quoted in: "Edge-tools of speech" (Houghton, Mifflin, 1899) edited by Maturin Murray Ballou, p. 245
Source/Notes: The works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Volume 9 (Harper), p. 236: "So that good humour may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society."
Source/Notes: The Virginians: A Tale of the Last Century, Volume 2 (1868 edition), p. 75

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Source/Notes: The works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Volume 10 (1899), p. 220