Barry Lyndon

By: William Makespeace Thackeray
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Barry Lyndon" is a novel written by William Makepeace Thackeray, written before 1844. The plot is based in the 18th century and follows the life of Redmond Barry, an Irish adventurer who rises from humble origins to become a member of the aristocracy. Barry falls in love with his cousin, Nora, but when she rejects his advances, he sets out on a quest for wealth and status. Along the way, he engages in duels, becomes a soldier in the Seven Years' War, and eventually marries a wealthy widow, Lady Lyndon. Was he in any greed from that lady? However, Barry's rise to the top is not without its challenges, and he faces numerous obstacles and adversaries, including a jealous stepson, a rival for his wife's affections, and the machinations of his own flawed character. How will he overcome these obstacles? Through Barry's story, Thackeray offers a critique of the societal values and power structures of his time, while also providing a vivid and engaging portrayal of 18th-century life.

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William Makespeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray was a British novelist, author, and illustrator. He was born on July 18, 1811, and died on December 24, 1863. He is known for his satirical works, like the novel Vanity Fair, which is a wide-ranging look at British society, and the novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon, which Stanley Kubrick turned into a movie in 1975. Thackeray was born in Calcutta, British India. His father, Richmond Thackeray, worked for the East India Company as secretary to the Board of Revenue from September 1, 1781, to September 13, 1815. Anne Becher (1792–1864) was his mother. She was the second daughter of Harriet Becher and John Harman Becher, who both worked for the East India Company as secretaries (writers). When Richmond died in 1815, Anne sent her son to live in England while she stayed in India. The ship he was on stopped for a short time at Saint Helena, where he was shown where Napoleon was being held. Once he moved to England, he went to school in Southampton and Chiswick. He then went to Charterhouse School, where he met John Leech and became a close friend. Thackeray didn't like Charterhouse, so in his story "Slaughterhouse," he made fun of it.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 262 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358016981
  • ISBN-13: 9789358016987
  • Item Weight: 314.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 14.6 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Action & Adventure,Fiction / Romance / General,Fiction / Historical