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William Makepeace Thackeray
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    (July 18, 1811-December 24, 1863)
    Died in London, England
    Also known as: Charles James Yellowplush, Michael Angelo Titmarsh, George Savage FitsBoodle and C.J. Yellowplush, Esq.
    Wrote 'The Yellowplush Papers,' 'The Paris Sketch Book,' 'The History of Samuel Titmarsh and The Great Hoggarty Diamond,' 'The Iris Sketch Book,' 'The Luck of Barry Lyndon,' 'Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo,' 'The Book of Snobs,' 'Vanity Fair,' 'The History of Pendennis,' 'Rebecca and Rowena,' 'The English Humourists of the 18th Century,' 'Henry Esmond,' 'The Newcomes,' 'The Rose and the Ring,' 'Miscellanies, Vol. 4,' 'The Virginians,' 'The Four Georges,' 'Lovel the Widower,' 'Poems and Essays,' 'The Adventures of Phillip on His Way Through the World,' 'Roundabout Papers,' 'Denis Duval,' 'Collected Ed' and 'Letters and Private Papers'
    He dropped out of Trinity College.
    After dropping out from Trinity College, he attempted to study law at Middle Temple, where he would also drop out.
    He lost most of his inheritance to gambling and bad investments.
    He had four aliases/pen names.
    He died on Christmas Eve.
    His father died while he was young.
    His novel 'Vanity Fair' was turned into a movie/TV miniseries 12 times, including three times between the years of 1911 and 1916.
    Stanley Kubrick turned his novel 'The Luck of Barry Lyndon' into a movie, re-titled 'Barry Lyndon.'
    In his prime, he was seen as being superior to Charles Dickens.
    His wife, Isabella, suffered from a mental breakdown, which she never fully recovered from (1940).
    His oldest daughter, Anne, also became a writer.
    He was a sought-after lecturer in Europe throughout the 1840's.

Credit: His Name is Robert


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