The Newcomes is a sprawling novel by English author William Makepeace Thackeray, who also penned the popular novel Vanity Fair. Considered by many critics to be Thackeray's finest work, The Newcomes follows the fortunes of several generations of the Newcome family, a nouveau riche clan that begins to mingle and intermarry with the British aristocracy. In particular, the novel focuses on the relationship between Colonel Newcome and his artistically inclined son, Clive.
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Excerpt from The Newcomes, Vol. 2 of 4: Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family We may be sure the boy had many conversations with his affectionate guardian as to the profession which he should follow. As regarded mathematical andclassical learning, the elder Newcome was forced to admit, that out ofaevery hundred boys, there were fifty as clever as his own, and at least fifty more industrious; the army in time of peace, Colonel New come thought a bad trade for a young fellow so fond of ease and pleasure as his son; hisdelight in the pencil was manifest to all. Were not his school-books full of caricatures of the masters? Whilst his tutor, Grindley, was lecturing him, did he not draw Grindley instinctively under, his very nose? A painter Clive was determined to be, and nothing else; and Olive. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.