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If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!

William Makepeace Thackeray

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Thackeray an only child was born in Calcutta India where his father Richmond Thackeray (1 September 1781 – 13 September 1815) was secretary to the board of revenue in the British East India Company. "
Tragedy struck in his personal life as his wife succumbed to depression after the birth of their third child in 1840. Thackeray is also British comedian Al Murray's great-great-great-grandfather.

: /ˈθækəri/ (18 July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works particularly Vanity Fair a panoramic portrait of English society.

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