Barry Lyndon, by W.M. Thackeray

Barry Lyndon is a novel written by the great 19th century novelist, William Makepeace Thackeray. It was originally produced as a serialized story in 1844-1845 under the title, The Luck of Barry Lyndon. It did not come out in book form during the author's lifetime largely because Thackeray did not care for the work. Even so, critics today believe it was one of his finest efforts. Perhaps it was not among his favorites because he had so much trouble writing it. It is about a rakish adventurer to rises to the heights of European society. It is written in the first person and many of the scenes depict callous behavior that may have been difficult to grapple with.

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The reader should note that the eponymous character's original name is "Redmond Barry". Mid-way through the novel he takes on his wife's name as an adornment or even a prize so that his surname becomes "Barry Lyndon". To read through this folio in the manner in which it was intended, simply use the "next page" links at the bottom of each page.

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