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A History of Pendennis, Volume 1 His fortunes and misfortunes, his friends and his greatest enemy   By: (1811-1863)

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THE HISTORY OF PENDENNIS.

HIS FORTUNES AND MISFORTUNES, HIS FRIENDS AND HIS GREATEST ENEMY.

BY

WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS ON WOOD BY THE AUTHOR.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

NEW YORK:

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS 329 & 331 PEARL STREET, FRANKLIN SQUARE.

1858.

TO DR. JOHN ELLIOTSON.

My Dear Doctor,

Thirteen months ago, when it seemed likely that this story had come to a close, a kind friend brought you to my bedside, whence, in all probability, I never should have risen but for your constant watchfulness and skill. I like to recall your great goodness and kindness (as well as many acts of others, showing quite a surprising friendship and sympathy) at that time, when kindness and friendship were most needed and welcome.

And as you would take no other fee but thanks, let me record them here in behalf of me and mine, and subscribe myself,

Yours, most sincerely and gratefully,

W. M. THACKERAY.

CONTENTS.

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1. SHOWS HOW FIRST LOVE MAY INTERRUPT BREAKFAST 9

2. A PEDIGREE AND OTHER FAMILY MATTERS 14

3. IN WHICH PENDENNIS APPEARS AS A VERY YOUNG MAN INDEED 30

4. MRS. HALLER 41

5. MRS. HALLER AT HOME 49

6. CONTAINS BOTH LOVE AND WAR 62

7. IN WHICH THE MAJOR MAKES HIS APPEARANCE 73

8. IN WHICH PEN IS KEPT WAITING AT THE DOOR, WHILE THE READER IS INFORMED WHO LITTLE LAURA WAS 81

9. IN WHICH THE MAJOR OPENS THE CAMPAIGN 92

10. FACING THE ENEMY 99

11. NEGOTIATION 105

12. IN WHICH A SHOOTING MATCH IS PROPOSED 114

13. A CRISIS 122

14. IN WHICH MISS FOTHERINGAY MAKES A NEW ENGAGEMENT 130

15. THE HAPPY VILLAGE 137

16. MORE STORMS IN THE PUDDLE 147

17. WHICH CONCLUDES THE FIRST PART OF THIS HISTORY 158

18. ALMA MATER 169

19. PENDENNIS OF BONIFACE 178

20. RAKE'S PROGRESS 191

21. FLIGHT AFTER DEFEAT 201

22. PRODIGAL'S RETURN 209

23. NEW FACES 217

24. A LITTLE INNOCENT 233

25. CONTAINS BOTH LOVE AND JEALOUSY 243

26. A HOUSE FULL OF VISITORS 253

27. CONTAINS SOME BALL PRACTICING 265

28. WHICH IS BOTH QUARRELSOME AND SENTIMENTAL 274

29. BABYLON 287

30. THE KNIGHTS OF THE TEMPLE 297

31. OLD AND NEW ACQUAINTANCES 306

32. IN WHICH THE PRINTER'S DEVIL COMES TO THE DOOR 317

33. WHICH IS PASSED IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF LUDGATE HILL 329

34. IN WHICH THE HISTORY STILL HOVERS ABOUT FLEET STREET 339

35. A DINNER IN THE ROW 345

36. THE PALL MALL GAZETTE 355

37. WHERE PEN APPEARS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY 361

38. IN WHICH THE SYLPH REAPPEARS 376

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