A Shabby Genteel Story (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

A Shabby Genteel Story (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by William Makepeace Thackeray

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Overview

George Brandon, an impoverished gentleman, scorns the family he lodges with, but decides to amuse himself by attempting to seduce the daughters, ultimately setting his sights on the youngest. His casual amusement, however, ends with the very real threat of a duel. Self-delusion, snobbery, and an obsession with money are the underlying themes in this engrossing tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411451629
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 04/26/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 95
File size: 245 KB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863), a British satirical writer, also wrote magazine articles and travel books. His most devoted readers were lords and ladies, whom he satirized in his works. He is best known for his novels Vanity Fair and The Luck of Barry Lyndon, which skewer the pretensions of English high society.

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