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William Makepeace Thackeray

Data de nascimento: 18. Julho 1811
Data de falecimento: 24. Dezembro 1863
Outros nomes: William Thackeray, Уильям Теккерей

William Makepeace Thackeray , filho de Richmond Thackeray , secretário do Conselho de Receita da Companhia Britânica das Índias Orientais, e Anne Becher , cujo pai também serviu à Companhia como escritor, foi um romancista britânico de sucesso da Era Vitoriana, autor de obras renomadas como "Feira das Vaidades" , a "História de Henry Esmond" e "As Memórias de Barry Lyndon" , esta última conhecida por sua adaptação para o cinema por Stanley Kubrick, que dirigiu o filme premiado Barry Lyndon.

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„Good humour may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society.“

—  William Makepeace Thackeray

Sketches and Travels in London; Mr. Brown's Letters to his Nephew: "On Tailoring — And Toilettes in General" (1856).
Fonte: Sketches and Travels, Etc.

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„Dare, and the world always yields: or, if it beat you sometimes, dare again, and it will succumb.“

—  William Makepeace Thackeray, livro The Luck of Barry Lyndon

The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1844), Ch. 13.
Contexto: Let the man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim. Attacking is his only secret. Dare, and the world always yields: or, if it beat you sometimes, dare again, and it will succumb.

„The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.“

—  William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair

Vol. I, ch. 2.
Vanity Fair (1847–1848)
Contexto: The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it will in turn look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly kind companion; and so let all young persons take their choice.

„Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?“

—  William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair

Come, children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out. Vol. II, ch. 27.
Fonte: Vanity Fair (1847–1848)

„There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write.“

—  William Makepeace Thackeray, livro The History of Henry Esmond

Bk. II, ch. 1.
The History of Henry Esmond (1852)
Fonte: The History of Henry Esmond, Esq.

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