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Author: William Makepeace Thackeray Narrator: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780003856
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The short story is often viewed as an inferior relation to the novel, but it is an art in itself. To take a story and distill its essence is not an easy task. Many try and many fail. In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers. In this volume we examine some of the short stories of William Makepeace Thackeray.

The great author of Vanity Fair and The Luck Of Barry Lyndon was born in India in 1811. After returning to England at a young age, he was educated at private boarding schools and entered Trinity College at Cambridge. Though he found he established a career later in life, his success in his time was second only to Dickens. In this volume we hear some of his shorter works: “On Some Dinners At Paris,” “On Some Old Customs Of The Dinner Table,” and “Mrs. Perkins’s Ball.”

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About the Author

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863) was born and educated to be a gentleman but gambled away much of his fortune while at Cambridge. He trained as a lawyer before turning to journalism. He was a regular contributor to periodicals and magazines and Vanity Fair was serialised in Punch in 1847–8.

About the Narrators

Richard Mitchley is an actor and narrator who has appeared in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet…, The Black Adder, and Doctor Who

George S. Irving is an actor and voice-over artist who received a Tony® Award nomination for his Broadway appearance in Me and My Girl. His other Broadway roles include The Pirates of Penzance, Irma La Douce, and Oklahoma!, as well as the animated television special The Year without a Santa Claus.