Chapter 2

Following his early departure from Cambridge, Thackeray attempted a number of occupations, including law, bill-discounting, journalism, and illustration.

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Photograph Thackeray’s series of “Simple Melodies”

Owning and editing The National Standard, May 1833-February 1834 Photograph
Photograph Thackeray describes the “Adventures of a French Count” Engagement ring given to Isabella

Photograph Thackeray illustrates Flore et Zéphyr (London: J. Mitchell, 1836). Mr. and Mrs. Thackeray.

Photograph  “Mr Pickwick’s lucky escape”: Thackeray’s sketches for Dickens

Thackeray publishes The Yellowplush Correspondence (New York: Carey & Hart, 1838) Photograph