Definition of William Makepeace Thackeray from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


William Makepeace Thackeray

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(1811-63) an English writer best known for his long historical novel Vanity Fair. He was also a journalist, writing regularly for Punch and other magazines under many different names. His other successful novels include The History of Pendennis (1848-50) and The Virginians (1858-9).