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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140430768, Paperback)Written immediately after "Vanity Fair", "Pendennis" has a similar atmosphere of brooding disillusion, tempered by the most jovial of wits. But here Thackeray plunders his own past to create the character of Pendennis and the world in which he lives: from miserable schoolboy to striving journalist, from carefree Oxbridge to the high (and low) life of London. The result is a superbly panoramic blend of people, action and background. The true ebb and flow of life is caught and the credibility of Pen, his worldly uncle, the Major, and many of the other characters, extends far beyond the pages of the novel. Held together by Thackeray's flowing, confident prose, with its conversational ease of tone, "Pendennis" is as rich a portrait of England in the 1830s and 40s as it is a thorough and thoroughly entertaining self-portrait.
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"A satirical novel depicting an English gentleman, Arthur Pendennis, who leaves the country to join society in London. The book draws out the flaws in humanity and high society" --Provided by publisher.