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First published in 1844, The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. by Thackeray is a picaresque novel also known as The Luck of Barry Lyndon. It chronicles the life of impoverished Redmond Barry, an Irishman who wants to be an English aristocrat. An opportunist, rake, and gambler, he serves in the Seven Years War, first under the English flag and then, for money, in the Prussian Army. Continuing to play with his luck, he gains wealth in the beginning but eventually is punished for his many lovable imperfections.
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"Thackeray never did anything more remarkable than BARRY LYNDON" Anthony Trollope Set in the eighteenth century, BARRY LYNDON is the fictional autobiography of an adventurer and rogue. Born into the petty Irish gentry, and outmanoeuvred in his first love-affair, a ruined Barry volunteers for the British army. After seeing service in Germany, he deserts and, following a brief spell as a spy, pursues the career of a gambler in the dissolute clubs and courts of Europe. In a determined effort to enter fashionable society, he marries a titled heiress only to find himself easily outwitted. This is a masterful work of fiction, relecting Thackeray's belief that true art can represent a subject, however unpleasant, with accuracy and wit, without moralizing.Product Description:
“Barry Lyndon” was never one of William Makepeace Thackeray’s favorite works, he found it immensely tedious to write, and even warned his daughter not to read it. Today it’s recognized as one of his most powerful performances. Many say he never surpassed it. It was originally published as a serial in a Fraser’s Magazine in 1844, called “The Luck of Barry Lyndon, Esq., A Romance of the Last Century”, by FitzBoodle. The book has now been in print for over 160 years, and in 1975 was made into an epic motion picture by the acclaimed film director Stanley Kubrick. Enjoy, admire, and wonder at this book for its consummate power and mastery, one of William Makepeace Thackeray’s finest.
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Book Description Isis, 2003. CAS. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 9.10x6.80x2.10 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0753116189