William Makepeace Thackeray was an English writer of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works. His pessimism and realistic portrayal of English life were the basis of novels and comic sketches. The author wanted to oppose the truth of life with a conditional idealization of typical English novels.Thackeray observed the characters of people acting from evil motives. Imagining the evil vices and pettiness of his characters, he preached thereby brighter positive ideals, at the same time, carried away by their evil characters, he excited them more reader interest.
The background of the events of this novel is a certain quiet and sequestered nook of the retired village of London. There lives Mr. Crump, married to Miss Budge, so well-known to the admirers of the festive dance on the other side of the water as Miss Delancy; they have one daughter, named Morgiana. This novel describes their life in bad conditions of the village of the old England. Read the story till the end to know it!