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CHAPTER XII
THE VICTORIAN ERA

not accepted. This was William Makepeace Thackeray, who was to be counted as one of the four great novelists of the Victorian Age. His early life was unlike that of Dickens, for, born in India, he was sent to England to be educated, and had all the advantages of school and university. Just what he should do with himself was not easy to decide ; but he had artistic ability and he made up his mind to study art. About the time when he came to the decision that he had not the talent to be as great an artist as he had hoped, his fortune was lost. Then he began to contribute to several magazines ; and as if laughing at himself for having even thought of being a famous artist, he signed his articles " Michael Angelo Titmarsh."
Thackeray's fame was of slower growth than Dickens's. People read his Great Hoggarty Diamond in Fraser's Magazine and his Book of Snobs in Punch ; they were amused and interested, but they did not lie awake at night longing for the next number. Publishers did not contend wildly for his manuscripts, and he was sometimes asked to shorten those that he presented. Dickens had an unfailing good nature and cheerfulness and a healthy confidence in himself almost from the first that swept his readers along with him.
Thackeray was not so cheery, and he was not quite so sure of himself or of his audience. Again, people like to be amused. When Dickens made fun of his characters, he laughed at them with the utmost frankness, and every one laughed with him. When Thackeray disapproved, he wrote satirically ; and satire is not so easy to see and not so amusing to every one as open ridicule. Dickens's pathos, too,

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