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New BYU library exhibit honors 200th birthday of author William Thackeray

A new exhibit featuring the work of acclaimed English satirical novelist William Makepeace Thackeray is now being shown in the L. Tom Perry Special Collection’s foyer and reference room on Level 1 of the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University.

The exhibit highlights Thackeray’s works just in time to celebrate his 200th birthday. The exhibit is available to the public through the end of July.

Visitors will be able to learn more about Thackeray’s career as well as view rarely seen first editions of “Vanity Fair” and “The Newcomes.” Thackeray is also featured in the library’s adjacent Literary Worlds exhibit, which is scheduled to be taken down mid-July.

Jessica Drollette, a senior graduating in August with a bachelor of arts in history, played a crucial role in seeing the Thackeracy exhibit come to fruition. Drollette spent countless hours performing research, collecting artifacts and creating displays for the exhibit.

For more information, contact Roger Layton, library communications manager, at (801) 422-6687 or email

Writer: Mel Gardner

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