The Newcomes (Paperback)
  • The Newcomes (Paperback)
zoom

The Newcomes (Paperback)

(author)
£2.99
Paperback Published: 06/10/1994
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
The Newcomes is Thackeray's most essentially 'Victorian' novel, generous in its proportions, sharp in its criticism of the moral convolutions of the age, and encyclopaedic in its reference. Set in the 1830s and 1840s, a period of rapid change and of political and economic development, the novel considers the fortunes and misfortunes of a 'most respectable' extended middle-class family. The action moves from London to Brighton, from England to France, from the political ambitions of an older generation in the industrial North to the painterly pretensions of a younger generation in Italy. At its centre is Thomas Newcome, a retired Colonel in the Indian Army who finds the snobberies and hypocrisies of early Victorian England disconcerting. In a world of men on the make, of social mobility, and of the buying and selling of women in an aristocratic marriage market, it is the Colonel's distinctive but old-fashioned gentlemanliness that stands out from a self-seeking society. The most observant and witty among Thackeray's studies of his culture, The Newcomes is also among his most complex and allusive novels, and this edition provides particularly detailed notes which clarify his many references.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780460874953
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 46 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Woman In Black
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
A Christmas Carol
Added to basket
Mrs Palfrey At The Claremont
Added to basket
Wide Sargasso Sea
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
To Kill A Mockingbird
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback
A Month in the Country
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Alone in Berlin (Slipcase Edition)
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Brave New World
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Secret Garden
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback
Jane Eyre
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
Brighton Rock
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
Added to basket
Vanity Fair
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.