First published in 1996, The William Makepeace Thackeray Library is a collection of works written by and about the novelist. William Makepeace Thackeray spent part of virtually every year of his writing life in Paris and he wrote continually on France and French culture. This volume contains a selection of Thackeray’s travel writing, the majority of which centres around his time spent in France, with the addition of some writing on his travels to Germany and America. With an explanatory introduction by Richard Pearson, this book reveals some of Thackeray’s lesser-known work which would later inform his novels.
This book will be of interest to those studying Thackeray and nineteenth-century travel writing and literature.
Table of Contents
Introduction Richard Pearson; From The Paris Sketch Book, 1840, in Works , vol. 16: ‘An Invasion of France’, ‘A Caution to Travellers’, ‘The Fetes of July’, ‘Cartouche’, ‘On Some French Fashionable Novels’, ‘A Gambler’s Death’, ‘Beatrice Merger’, ‘Caricatures and Lithography in Paris’, ‘Madam Sand and the New Apocalypse’, ‘The Case of Peytel’, ‘French Dramas and Melodramas’, ‘Meditations at Versailles’; Shrove Tuesday in Paris, The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray with Biographical Introductions (1913), vol. 13; On Men and Pictures: À Propos of a Walk in the Louvre, Works, vol, 25; The Second Funeral of Napoleon, Works, vol. 22; Little Travels and Road-Side Sketches, Work, vol. 16; Dickens in France Fraser;s Magazine, March 1842; Travelling Romancers: Dumas on the Rhine, Foreign Quarterly Review, October 1842; Paris Revisited, Works, vol 26; The Kickleburys on the Rhine, prefaced by Thunder and Small Beer, Works, vol. 13; Mr Thackeray in the United States, Works, vol. 25