The William Makepeace Thackeray Library

Collected Works


Published by Routledge/Thoemmes Press

Set copyright 1996
ISBN/ISSN: 0-415-13742-X
Price: Pounds Sterling 595.00

Volumes I and II of this new collection reprint the best of Thackeray's magazine fiction, criticism, and travel writings, using the Deluxe edition of the Collected Works by Smith, Elder and Co which is fully illustrated, mostly by the author. Catherine: A Story, The Ravenswing, articles from The Paris Sketchbook and much more demonstrate the extensive range of Thackeray's satirical commentary on the subtle representation of English genteel society. Volumes III - VI comprise significant nineteenth-century responses to Thackeray including Trollope's critical biography, an illustrated account of Thackeray's lecture tour in America by his secretary, the artist Eyre Crowe, and the first full-length biography, by Lewis Melville. The Melville volume also contains his extensive bibliography of Thackeray's writings, still the most comprehensive written. Richard Pearson's new introductions examine the context of Thackeray's periodical writings and his use of magazines as historical sources and cultural signifiers. In addition, Pearson discusses the changing nineteenth-century attitudes to Thackeray's writings and artistic achievements. The Melville bibliography is also reassessed in the light of subsequent research.

Table of Contents

Early Fiction and Journalism 535pp Early Travel Writings 478pp Thackeray \[1879] Anthony Trollope 216pp The Early Writings of William Makepeace Thackeray \[1888] C P Johnson 74pp bound with Thackeray: A Study \[1895] A A Jack 202pp With Thackeray in America \[1893] Eyre Crowe 179pp (+ 117 illustrations) Life of Thackeray \[1906] Lewis Melville 450pp + 51 pp bibliography from vol 2 of the 1899 edition

2179 pages
Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; 216 x 138 mm
Status: Available