Who is William Makepeace Thackeray?

  • (noun): English writer (born in India) (1811-1863).
    Synonyms: Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray ( /ˈθækəri/; 18 July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.

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    ‘Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
    —William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)

    What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy’s tip? How the kindness is recalled by the recipient in after days! It blesses him that gives and him that takes.
    —William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)

    It is best to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
    —William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)