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The Newcomes: Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family by William Makepeace Thackeray (Ed.  Arthur Rendennis) - Hardcover - 1859 - from Quaker House Books (SKU: 004470)

The Newcomes: Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family

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The Newcomes: Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family

by William Makepeace Thackeray (Ed. Arthur Rendennis)

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859. Two Volumes on One. In black cloth covers with stamped linear borders on front cover and gilt lettering on spine. Over 100 illustrations. Square and intact binding. Clean and unmarked endpapers and text pages. Chipping of ends of spine. Three corners are through. Moderate shelf wear. Photos upon request. . Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Synopsis

The Newcomes is Thackeray's most essentially 'Victorian' novel, generous in its proportions, sharp in its criticism of the moral convolutions of the age, and encyclopaedic in its reference. Set in the 1830s and 1840s, a period of rapid change and of political and economic development, the novel considers the fortunes and misfortunes of a 'most respectable' extended middle-class family. The action moves from London to Brighton, from England to France, from the political ambitions of an older generation in the industrial North to the painterly pretensions of a younger generation in Italy. At its centre is Thomas Newcome, a retired Colonel in the Indian Army who finds the snobberies and hypocrisies of early Victorian England disconcerting. In a world of men on the make, of social mobility, and of the buying and selling of women in an aristocratic marriage market, it is the Colonel's distinctive but old-fashioned gentlemanliness that stands out from a self-seeking society. The most observant and witty among Thackeray's studies of his culture, The Newcomes is also among his most complex and allusive novels, and this edition provides particularly detailed notes which clarify his many references.

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Bookseller
Quaker House Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
004470
Title
The Newcomes: Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family
Author
William Makepeace Thackeray (Ed. Arthur Rendennis)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Brothers
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1859
Keywords
Fiction, Drama
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction, Drama;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
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