William Makepeace Thackeray

Born on the 18th of July, 1811, this famous British author is best remembered today for his 1848 novel Vanity Fair, a satirical portrait of British society, and his 1844 novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon, memorably adapted for the big screen by Stanley Kubrick. He is also responsible for popularising the word "snob"! A perennial favourite here at CHL HQ, we've put together a short selection of his works to mark the occasion.