Information on thackeray-1855

Author Thackeray, William Makepeace
Birthdate b. 1811, d. 1863
Filename thackeray-1855
Manuscript n/a
Date of composition 1855
Edition Pascoe, David (ed.). 1996. The Newcomes. London: Penguin.
ESTC number
Gale number
Sample 700.1-720.37
Remarks "The Newcomes was first published in twenty-four monthly parts between October 1853 and August 1855, the final number being, as was usual, a double issue. It appeared in book form, through its publishers Bradbury and Evans, in two volumes, the first dated 1854, and the second 1855. A revised edition, lacking illustration, and with some passages excised, was published in 1864, a few months after Thackeray's death. This was the text followed by Anne Thackeray Ritchie for her Biographical Edition of 1899, and, with a few minor amendments to punctuation, this is the text reproduced here" (Pascoe 1996:xxiii). We date the corpus sample using the original 1855 publication date.