The Newcomes (Annotated): Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family by William Makepeace Thackeray

The Newcomes (Annotated): Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family

byWilliam Makepeace Thackeray

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*This Book is annotated (it contains a detailed biography of the author). 
*An active Table of Contents has been added by the publisher for a better customer experience. 
*This book has been checked and corrected for spelling errors.

The Newcomes is a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, first published in 1855.

The novel tells the story of Colonel Thomas Newcome, a virtuous and upstanding character. It is equally the story of Colonel Newcome's son, Clive, who studies and travels for the purpose of becoming a painter, although the profession is frowned on by some of his relatives and acquaintances — notably Clive's snobbish, backstabbing cousin Barnes Newcome.

Colonel Newcome goes out to India for decades, then returns to England where Clive meets his cousin Ethel. After years in England, the colonel returns to India for another several years and while he is there, Clive travels Europe and his love for Ethel waxes and wanes. Dozens of background characters appear, fade, and reappear.

The colonel and Clive are only the central figures in The Newcomes, the action of which begins before the colonel's birth. Over several generations the Newcome family rises into wealth and respectability as bankers and begin to marry into the minor aristocracy. A theme that runs throughout the novel is the practice of marrying for money. Herein we find first use of the coined word "capitalism", as reference an economic system.

Title:The Newcomes (Annotated): Memoirs of a Most Respectable FamilyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 11, 2016Publisher:Consumer Oriented Ebooks PublisherLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990052319131

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