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The History of Pendennis: His Fortunes And Misfortunes, His Friends And His Greatest Enemy (The Penguin English Library) (original 1848; edition 1986)

by J I M Stewart (Author)

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With an unmatched wit and a keen appreciation for the inanity of social mores, William Makepeace Thackeray provides his own unique spin on the family history genre in The History of Pendennis. Following a young lad who makes his way to London in search of love and a livelihood, the narrative tears through juicy family secrets, shadowy machinations, and all manner of plots and conspiracies. If you liked Vanity Fair, you'll love The History of Pendennis.

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Title:The History of Pendennis: His Fortunes And Misfortunes, His Friends And His Greatest Enemy (The Penguin English Library)
Authors:J I M Stewart (Author)
Info:Penguin Classics (1986), Edition: Reissue, 816 pages
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Classic Literature. Fiction. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:

With an unmatched wit and a keen appreciation for the inanity of social mores, William Makepeace Thackeray provides his own unique spin on the family history genre in The History of Pendennis. Following a young lad who makes his way to London in search of love and a livelihood, the narrative tears through juicy family secrets, shadowy machinations, and all manner of plots and conspiracies. If you liked Vanity Fair, you'll love The History of Pendennis.

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Pendennis (1848–1850) is set in 19th century England, particularly in London. The main hero is a young English gentleman Arthur Pendennis who is born in the country and sets out for London to seek his place in life and society. In line with other Thackeray's works, most notably Vanity Fair, Pendennis offers an insightful and satiric picture of human character and aristocratic society. The characters include the snobbish social hanger-on Major Pendennis and the tipsy Captain Costigan. Miss Amory and Sir Francis Clavering are somewhat reminiscent of Becky Sharp and Sir Pitt from Vanity Fair.
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