History of Pendennis Thackeray (ca. 1880)
The History of Pendennis. His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy. William Makepeace Thackeray, With Numerous Illustrations From the Original, Walter Scott, Ltd., London.
It is set in 19th-century England, particularly in London. The main hero is a young English gentleman Arthur Pendennis, who is born in the country and sets out for London to seek his place in life and society.
The novel took two years for Thackeray to write and, in line with other Thackeray's works, most notably Vanity Fair, it offers an insightful and satiric picture of human character and aristocratic society.
Green cover & gilt spine title with gilt floral embellishment & all edges gilt. Missing front endpaper. Sunned spine & cover edge and some scratches & light soil. Mild cloth fray to spine ends. 7-1/2 x 4-3/4 with 504 pp. plus ads. Undated circa 1880.