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The Newcomes: memoirs of a most respectable family 76 editions

Cover of: The Newcomes by William Makepeace Thackeray

"A CROW, who had flown away with a cheese from a diary window, sate perched on a tree looking down at a great big frog in a pool underneath him."

About the Book

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.

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76 editions First published in 1853

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Publish date unknown, The Havendon Co.
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Publish date unknown, A. L. Burt Company
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in English
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Publish date unknown, Colonial Press Company
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in English
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1853, Bradbury and Evans
The Newcomes
Microform in English
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1853, Bradbury and Evans
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in English
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1854, Bradbury & Evans
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in English
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1854, Bradbury & Evans
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1854, Bernhard Tauchnitz
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in English - Copyright edition.
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1855, Bradbury and Evans
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1855, Bradbury and Evans
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1855, Bradbury and Evans
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1855, Caxton
The Newcomes [microform]
in English - Caxton ed.
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1855, Harper & brothers
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in English
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1855, Bradbury and Evans
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1860, Bradbury and Evans
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in English
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1867, M. Doolady
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in English
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1869, Smith, Elder
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1869, Smith, Elder
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in English
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1873, Smith, Elder
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1879, G. Munro
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in English
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1880, John Wurtele Lovell
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1885, J.B. Alden
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1886, Belford, Clarke & Co.
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1888, Alden
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1898
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1898, Harper
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in English - Biographical ed
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1899, G.N. Morang
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1899, Harper & Brothers
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1900, E.B. Hall
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1900, A.L. Burt
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1900, Thomas Y. Crowell
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1902, Dent
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1903, Harper
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in English
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1904, The Cheltenham Society
The Newcomes
in English - Ed. de luxe.
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1906, Nelson
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in English
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1910, Dent
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in English
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1910, J.M. Dent, E.P. Dutton
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1911, Harper & Brothers
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in English - Centenary biographical edition.
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1911, Macmillan
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in English
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1912, Dana Estes & Co.
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in English - Illustrated cabinet ed.
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1919, J. M. Dent, E. P. Dutton
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in English
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1925, J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd, E.P. Dutton & Co.
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in English
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1925, Dent
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in English
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1926, T. Nelson and Sons, Ltd.
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in English
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1954, Printed for the Heritage Press at the University Press
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in English - [Centenary ed.]
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1954, Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club at the University Press
The Newcomes
in English - Centenary ed.
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1954, Printed for the Heritage Press at the University Press
The Newcomes
in English - [Centenary ed.]
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1955, Heritage press
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in English
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1962, Dent, Dutton
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in English
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1965, Dent
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in English
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1965, Dent
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in English
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1984, Ren min wen xue chu ban she
Niukemo yi jia
in Chinese - 880-02 Beijing di 1 ban.
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1994, J. M. Dent, Charles E. Tuttle
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in English
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1994, Everyman
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1995, Oxford University Press
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in English
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March 30, 1995, Oxford University Press, USA
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in English
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1996, University of Michigan Press
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in English
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1996, Penguin Books
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in English
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July 1, 1996, University of Michigan Press
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Hardcover in English - New Ed edition
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January 30, 1998, Audio Book Contractors, Inc.
The Newcomes
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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January 30, 1998, Audio Book Contractors, Inc.
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Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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January 30, 1998, Audio Book Contractors
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Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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August 4, 2000, Adamant Media Corporation
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Paperback in English
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February 2, 2000, Adamant Media Corporation
The Newcomes
Paperback in English
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October 25, 2001, Penguin Books
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July 2003, IndyPublish.com
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Hardcover in English
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July 2003, IndyPublish.com
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Paperback in English
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July 2003, IndyPublish.com
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July 2003, IndyPublish.com
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Hardcover in English
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June 2003, Oxford University Press
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Paperback
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2004, Fictionwise, Inc.
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E-book in English
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May 4, 2005, Kessinger Publishing, LLC
The Newcomes
Hardcover in English
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October 31, 2005, IndyPublish.com
The Newcomes
Paperback in English
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May 30, 2005, Kessinger Publishing
The Newcomes
Paperback in English

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