William Makepeace Thackeray

If we love still those we lose, can we altogether lose those we love?

(The Newcomes, Ch. 45)

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) was a prolific novelist, poet, and essayist best known for his novel Vanity Fair (1848). The purpose of this website is to provide basic information about his life and works and recent Thackeray scholarship.