William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) was an English novelist, mostly known for his satirical works which were full of irony concerning the English society of those times. His most famous work is a novel entitled 'Vanity Fair', first published in 1847. This novel is a bright example of Thackeray's style of writing, which features realistic but at the same time rather pessimistic view on life. Opposite to usual English novel with it's idealised characters, central figures in his works are egoistic and viceous. 'The Virginians: A Tale of The last Cnetury' is a historical novel by William Thackeray that was published in 1857-1859 as a series of 24 part. This novel is a sequel to Thackeray's 'Henry Esmond' and it the central figures of thev story are two Henry Esmond's grandsons: Henry and George. The story is set during American Revolution whuch means that our brothers can find each other taking different sides of the conflict. What will be stronger — political views or the voice of blood?