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William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray, born in Calcutta (1811-1863), was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a satire of middle class English society.


Thackeray was prolific and wrote under a number of amusing pseudonyms: "Charles James Yellowplush, a footman"; "Michael Angelo Titmarsh"; and "George Savage Fitz-Booodle". Charlotte Bronte was one of his fans and dedicated the second edition of Jane Eyre to him.

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