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Set in 19th-century London, Thackeray's The History of Pendennis: His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy (1848-50) presents a partially fictionalised autobiography of the title character. Country-born gentleman Arthur Pendennis travels to London in quest of town life and society. The novel portrays his love affairs with the callous Blanche Amory and poor Fanny. Both of them marry other people, and Pendennis finally weds Laura Bell, his adopted sister, who had always loved him.

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