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William Makepeace Thackeray: The Fitz-Boodle Papers

Language:
English
Genres:
Humour, Novel

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 – 1863) was a famous English novelist of the 19th century. Best known for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society. During his literary life Thackeray was considered to be the best realistic and comic authors satirizing high society, military powers, the institution of marriage and hypocrisy. The Fitz-Boodle Papers is a satiric novel by William Makepeace Thackeray published in 1842, which was one of his first series of satirical sketches and novels now usually known as The Yellowplush Papers. The storyline of the novel focuses on a considered the third-best whist player in Europe. But after the arrival of the French gentleman, Monsier Lalluette, the Fortune of Fitz radically changes against him and he day by day he suffers defeat from Laluette. Unfortuantly our character is a poor man; moreover, he is forced to give cob in exchange for four ponies to Lalluette. At the end he is asking for a help. But who is that rescue for George Savage Fitz-Boodle?

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