William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist of the 19th century, a master of realistic novels, that represent panoramic survey of English manners and human frailties. “The Newcomes” is a novel by William Thackeray", considered the most essential 'Victorian' writing. The action set in the 1830s and 1840s, the period of dramatic changes and of political and economic development. The novel traces the fortunes and misfortunes of a 'most respectable' extended middle-class family. At its centre is Thomas Newcome, the retired Colonel in the Indian Army, who finds disconcerting the snobberies and hypocrisies of early Victorian England. Read "The Newcomes" and enjoy the other classic example of English literature.