The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

By: William Makepeace Thackeray
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush" by William Makepeace Thackeray is a Victorian satire that offers a humorous and insightful glimpse into English society through the eyes of a witty servant. Set in London, this fictional memoir serves as a brilliant social commentary on the class dynamics and absurdities of Victorian society. Thackeray employs sharp wit and irony to parody the manners and customs of the time, creating a caricature of English society that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. Through the lens of Mr. Yellowplush, a clever and observant servant, readers are treated to a unique perspective on the social hierarchies and pretensions of the era. As a work of fiction, the memoirs of Mr. Yellowplush provide not only laughs but also insights into the human condition and the foibles of society. Thackeray's masterful storytelling and keen eye for detail make this book a delightful read for anyone interested in literature that combines humor with social critique. Overall, "The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush" stands as a timeless classic of Victorian literature, offering readers a humorous and satirical portrayal of English society that continues to resonate with audiences today.

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William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist and illustrator. He is most known for his satirical works, including the 1847-1848 novel Vanity Fair, a panoramic depiction of British society, and the 1844 novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon, which was adapted for a 1975 film by Stanley Kubrick. Thackeray was born in Calcutta, British India, and moved to England after his father died in 1815. He went to several schools and briefly attended Trinity College, Cambridge, before leaving to see Europe. Thackeray spent a large portion of his inheritance on gambling and unsuccessful newspapers. He resorted to journalism to help support his family, primarily for Fraser's Magazine, The Times, and Punch. Thackeray began as a satirist and parodist, achieving prominence with pieces that reflected his penchant for roguish characters. He is well known for Vanity Fair, which starred Becky Sharp, and The Luck of Barry Lyndon. Thackeray's early works were characterized by scathing attacks on high society, military prowess, marriage, and hypocrisy, which were frequently written under several pseudonyms. His writing career began with humorous drawings, such as The Yellowplush Papers. Thackeray's later novels, such as Pendennis and The Newcomes, indicated a shift in tone, with a concentration on character maturation and critical social representations. During the Victorian era, Thackeray was second only to Charles Dickens, but he is today best remembered for Vanity Fair.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 146pages
  • ISBN-10: 936305750X
  • ISBN-13: 9789363057500
  • Item Weight: 189.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 8.42mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Humorous