William Makepeace Thackeray on exhibit now
Another literary anniversary being celebrated in Special Collections is the 200th anniversary of the birth of British novelist William Makepeace Thackeray. Thackeray was born in India on July 18, 1811, the son of a high-ranking official in the British East India Company.
Thackeray made his career as a writer of satirical novels about British society, including “The Newcomes,” “Pendennis,” and his most famous work, “Vanity Fair.” These novels, along with original artwork and manuscript letters, are currently on display in Special Collections to honor this great Victorian novelist. The exhibit is open during Special Collections’ normal operating hours and will be on display during the months of June and July.