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 Rose and The Ring” is a satirical work of fantasy fiction, written by William Thackeray for the entertainment of his two daughters. Set in the fictional countries of Paflagonia and Crim Tartary, the story revolves around the lives and fortunes of four young royal cousins, Princesses Angelica and Rosalba, and Princes Bulbo and Giglio. Through the irony and parody, Thackeray criticizes, to some extent, the attitudes of the monarchy and the top of society and challenges their ideals of beauty and marriage. Read “The Rose and the Ring” and enjoy the other classic example of English literature!