The Yellowplush Papers

The Yellowplush Papers
Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

By

5
(1 Review)
The Yellowplush Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray

Published:

1838

Pages:

166

Downloads:

1,224

Share This

The Yellowplush Papers
Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

By

5
(1 Review)

Book Excerpt

got me a very different situation. A handsome young genlmn, who kep a tilbry and a ridin horse at livry, wanted a tiger. I bid at once for the place; and, being a neat tidy-looking lad, he took me. Bago gave me a character, and he my first livry; proud enough I was of it, as you may fancy.

My new master had some business in the city, for he went in every morning at ten, got out of his tilbry at the Citty Road, and had it waiting for him at six; when, if it was summer, he spanked round into the Park, and drove one of the neatest turnouts there. Wery proud I was in a gold-laced hat, a drab coat and a red weskit, to sit by his side, when he drove. I already began to ogle the gals in the carridges, and to feel that longing for fashionabl life which I've had ever since. When he was at the oppera, or the play, down I went to skittles, or to White Condick Gardens; and Mr. Frederic Altamont's young man was somebody, I warrant: to be sure there is very few man-servants at Pentonwille, the poppylation being mos

More books by William Makepeace Thackeray

(view all)

Readers reviews

5
4
3
2
1
5.0
Average from 1 Review
5
Write Review
5
Written in what was supposed to be a footman's version of English, this book is enjoyable and amusing. It tells the story of Charles J. Yellowplush's different masters: one of whom sweeps a street crossing and another is an astute nobleman who gets ensnared in a very clever matrimonial trap set by his own father.
Altogether a good read.
Geoff Habiger - Magic and Mayhem, Sword and Sorcery, Science Fiction and Fantasy
FEATURED AUTHOR - Born in the frozen landscape of Toluca, Mexico, Ricardo dreamed of being a writer. But needing a job that could pay the rent while writing, he studied Industrial Design and later obtained a PhD in Sustainable Design, while living in the United Kingdom. There, he did a few things besides burning the midnight oil to get his degree: -Trained in archery near Nottingham -Worked in a comic book store to pay for his board game & toy addiction He is back now in Toluca, living with his wife and his… Read more