Catherine - A Shabby Genteel Story - The Second Funeral of Napoleon - And Miscellanies, 1840-1

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Read Books, 2007 - Literary Collections - 580 pages
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CONTENTS The bibliographical notes enclosed in square brackets after the title of each piece show the first appearance of the story or article, as well as any republication in the authors lifetime. PAGE INTRODUCTION - - ix CHAP. CATHERINE Fraaera Magazine, May, 1839 to February, 1840 I. IN WHICH THE READER IS INTRODUCED TO THE CHIEF CHARACTERS IN THE STORY - II. IN WHICH ARE DEPICTED THE PLEASURES OF A SENTI- MENTAL ATTACHMENT - 32 III. IN WHICH A NARCOTIC IS ADMINISTERED, AND A GREAT DEAL OF GENTEEL SOCIETY DEPICTED - 43 IV. IN WHICH MRS. CATHERINE BECOMES AN HONEST WOMAN- ACAIN - 52 V. CONTAINS MR. BROCKS AUTOBIOGRAPHY, AND OTHER MATTER - 65 VI. THE ADVENTURES OF THE AMBASSADOR, MR. MACSHANE 78 VII. WHICH EMBRACES A PERIOD OF SEVEN YEARS - - 05 VIII. ENUMERATES THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OFMASTER THOMAS BILLINGS INTRODUCES BROCK AS DR. WOOD AND ANNOUNCES THE EXECUTION OF ENSIGN MACSHANE 113 IX. INTERVIEW BETWEEN COUNT GALGENSTEIN AND MASTER THOMAS BILLINGS, WHEN HE INFORMS THE COUNT OF HIS PARENTAGE - - 127 X. SHOWING HOW GALGENSTEIN AND MRS. CAT RECOGNIZE EACH OTHER IN MARYLEBONE GARDENS AND HOW THE COUNT DRIVES HER HOME IN HIS CARRIAGE - 138 XI. OF SOME DOMESTIC QUARRELS, AND THE CONSEQUENCE THEREOF .-148 vi CATHERINE continued CONTENTS CHAP. . XII. TREATS OF LOVE, AND PREPARES FOR DEATH - XIII. BEING A PREPARATION FOR THE END - CHAPTER THE LAST ANOTHER LAST CHAPTER - - 171 GOING TO SEE A MAN HANGED Erasers Magazine, August, 1840 Miscellanies, Vol. II, 1850 Coxs DIARY The Comic Almanac, 1840, as Barber Cos and the Cutting of his Comb Miscellanies, Vol. I, 1855 JANUARY. The Announcement FEBRUARY. First Rout MARCH. A Day with the Surrey Hound Touch - APRIL. The Finishing MAY. A New Drop Scene at the Opera JUNE. Striking a Balance JULY. Down at Beulah - 189 AUGUST. A Tournament - - -51 SEPTEMBER. Over-boarded and Under-lodged OCTOBER. Notice to Quit NOVEMBER, Law-Life Assurance DECEMBER. Family Bustle - - 275 A SHABBY GENTEEL STORY Erasers Magazine, June-August, October, 1840 Miscellanies, Vol. IV, 1857 Chap. I. - II. How Mrs. Gann received two lodgers - III. A shabby genteel dinner, and other incidents of a like nature -15 -45 - 281 IV. In which Mr. Fitch proclaims his love, and Mr. Brandon prepares for war - V. Contains a great deal of complicated love-making 327 VI. Describes a shabby genteel marriage, and more love- making . - - 343 MI. Which brings a great number of people to Margate by the steamboat u MIL Which treats of war and love, and many things that are not to be understood in Chapter VII - - 357 IX. Which threatens death, but contains a great deal of marrying - 30 CONTENTS vii FIELDINGS WORKS The Times, September 2, 1840 - - 383 THE SECOND FUNERAL OF NAPOLEON. IN THREE LETTERS TO Miss SMITH, OF LONDON. By Mr. M. A. Titmarsh The Second Funeral of illustration of Napoleon and The Chronicle of the Drum. By Mr. M. A. Titmarsh. 1841 Letter I. The Disinterment of Napoleon at St. Helena - - 397 II. The Voyage from St. Helena to Paris - - 409 III. The Funeral Ceremony - 424 LETTERS FROM LONDON, PARIS, PEKIN, PETERSBURG, ETC. By the Author of The Yellowplush Correspondence, The Memoirs of Major Gahagan, etc. A LETTER FROM PARIS The Corsair New York, October 26, 1839 LOOSE SKETCHES. By Mr. Michael Angelo Titmarsh - 451 I. Reading a Poem The Britannia, May 1 and 8, 1841 461 II. A St. Philips Day at Paris The Britannia, May 22, 1841 15 and - 483 III...

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William Makepeace Thackeray was born in Calcutta, India, where his father was in service to the East India Company. After the death of his father in 1816, he was sent to England to attend school. Upon reaching college age, Thackeray attended Trinity College, Cambridge, but he left before completing his degree. Instead, he devoted his time to traveling and journalism. Generally considered the most effective satirist and humorist of the mid-nineteenth century, Thackeray moved from humorous journalism to successful fiction with a facility that was partially the result of a genial fictional persona and a graceful, relaxed style. At his best, he held up a mirror to Victorian manners and morals, gently satirizing, with a tone of sophisticated acceptance, the inevitable failure of the individual and of society. He took up the popular fictional situation of the young person of talent who must make his way in the world and dramatized it with satiric directness in The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1844), with the highest fictional skill and appreciation of complexities inherent within the satiric vision in his masterpiece, Vanity Fair (1847), and with a great subtlety of point of view and background in his one historical novel, Henry Esmond (1852). Vanity Fair, a complex interweaving in a vast historical panorama of a large number of characters, derives its title from John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and attempts to invert for satirical purposes, the traditional Christian image of the City of God. Vanity Fair, the corrupt City of Man, remains Thackeray's most appreciated and widely read novel. It contrasts the lives of two boarding-school friends, Becky Sharp and Amelia Smedley. Constantly attuned to the demands of incidental journalism and his sense of professionalism in his relationship with his public, Thackeray wrote entertaining sketches and children's stories and published his humorous lectures on eighteenth-century life and literature. His own fiction shows the influence of his dedication to such eighteenth-century models as Henry Fielding, particularly in his satire, which accepts human nature rather than condemns it and takes quite seriously the applicability of the true English gentleman as a model for moral behavior. Thackeray requested that no authorized biography of him should ever be written, but members of his family did write about him, and these accounts were subsequently published.

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