Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon Set in late th century Europe the adventures and mis adventures of a minor member of the Irish gentry trying to better himself Redmond Barry of Bally Barry is a clever young man who learns the mann

Set in late 18th century Europe the adventures and mis adventures of a minor member of the Irish gentry trying to better himself Redmond Barry of Bally Barry is a clever young man, who learns the manners of a gentleman This serves him well, for the next few decades he meanders through Europe, as a soldier, mercenary, gambler, and vagabond He reaches the pinnacle of worlSet in late 18th century Europe the adventures and mis adventures of a minor member of the Irish gentry trying to better himself Redmond Barry of Bally Barry is a clever young man, who learns the manners of a gentleman This serves him well, for the next few decades he meanders through Europe, as a soldier, mercenary, gambler, and vagabond He reaches the pinnacle of worldly success by marriage to an English heiress, but disastrously squanders her fortune and good will In 1975 Stanley Kubrick released a movie based on this novel.

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Barry Lyndon

  1. Thackeray, an only child, was born in Calcutta, India, where his father, Richmond Thackeray 1 September 1781 13 September 1815 , held the high rank of secretary to the board of revenue in the British East India Company His mother, Anne Becher 1792 1864 was the second daughter of Harriet and John Harman Becher and was also a secretary writer for the East India Company.William had been sent to England earlier, at the age of five, with a short stopover at St Helena where the imprisoned Napoleon was pointed out to him He was educated at schools in Southampton and Chiswick and then at Charterhouse School.See also enpedia wiki William_

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  1. Had someone asked me last week to name them a film better than the book, off the top of my head I couldn t give a definitive answer If the same question popped up today, my immediate response would be, Stanley Kubrick s Barry Lyndon A film I adore so much it even had me playing the Film s beautiful music softy in the background whilst reading Thackeray s novel, hoping it would start to dazzle the book It didn t That s not to say there wasn t much to enjoy about the Irish rogue s escapades around [...]

  2. What a cad Barry is A line from the book sums up this blackguard he is the one St.Patrick missed The Duel Scene

  3. Yet Another Novel Without a HeroWilliam Makepeace Thackeray, who in his own time was vying for the peak of popularity among Victorian readers with the Inimitable Dickens himself, would by now be completely eclipsed in modern bookshops as it happened to Bulwer Lytton, for instance , were it not for his still well known novel Vanity Fair 1848 , which proclaimed itself a novel without a hero , as it mercilessly satirized Victorian society Although Thackeray s way of narrating and constructing his n [...]

  4. Turns out Becky Sharp makes a pretty awful dude.The adventurer is a stock villain in Victorian literature With no money but plenty of charm, he or she tries to marry into comfort, sometimes with the help of one dastardly plot or another Sir Felix Carbury of Trollope s The Way We Live Now is a good one, and Lady Audley Daniel Defoe s Roxana is an early example Dare, and the world always yields or, if it beat you sometimes, dare again, and it will succumb And Thackeray loves them He ll get deep in [...]

  5. Barry Lyndon es p caro, ego sta, eg latra, derrochador, mentiroso, xen fobo, trata mal a las mujeres no hay un s lo defecto que no tenga Pero l se describe como generoso, bondadoso, valiente, lleno de cualidades, de alto rango y un mont n m s de calificativos que no concuerdan con la propia historia que nos cuenta narrador no fiable si los hay B sicamente l se cree que todo el mundo le debe respeto y que debe conseguir una fortuna debido a esos ancestros nobles de los cuales desciende y que son [...]

  6. Novela de lectura sorprendentemente r pida y f cil, agradable y divertida Tiene su buena raci n de partes mon tonas y densas divagar acerca del miembro tal y cual de la nobleza es lo que tiene pero no son insoportables Rese a completa libros prohibidos will

  7. William Thackeray s The Luck of Barry Lyndon, is a novel without a hero, narrated by the disingenuous Irish adventurer, Barry Redmond, whose lies and misrepresentations, coupled with his misconceptions of honour and manners, unintentionally reveal him to be a bullying scoundrel Fleeing from the legal consequences of a duel, he becomes an enlisted soldier in both British and Prussian armies during the Seven Years War 1756 1763 His duplicitous nature serves him well as a spy, a gamester and confid [...]

  8. Mr Barry Lyndon is as unprincipled a personage as ever has figured at the head of a history, and as the public will persist in having a moral appended to such tales, we beg here respectfully to declare that we take the moral of the story of Barry Lyndon, Esquire, to be, that worldly success is by no means the consequence of virtue that if it is effected by honesty sometimes, it is attained by selfishness and roguery still oftener and that our anger at seeing rascals prosper and good men frequent [...]

  9. Oh I got soo tired of Barry Lyndon He never learns anything and remains a vain, foolish, pompous ass until the day he dies which unfortunately doesn t come quickly enough I did like the historical bits about clothing, horses, carriages, debt, gambling, etc The restoh what a dull creature despite all his braggadocio The intro said that Thackeray had added many fake editor s notes at one point I wish my edition had those notes The few that were there were very amusing.Also perplexed by how this n [...]

  10. Barry Lyndon is a classically unreliable narrator He s an Irish rogue who joins the British army after an unhappy love affair and then goes on to fame and fortune as a fashionable gambler As in Vanity Fair, Thackeray is interested in representing his characters accurately and realistically, and his portrayal of the dissolute, amoral Barry, a rake who thinks he s a prince among men, is masterful.

  11. Nel momento in cui un personaggio comincia a raccontarti morte e miracoli, uno si aspetta che abbia fatto grandi cose, o che abbia agito in maniera tale da ispirarti, ma non mica detto, eh.Barry Lyndon assilla il proprio lettore dilungadosi sulla sua progidiosa vita, che a detta di lui, fra le pi singolare di qualsiasi uomo vissuto in Europa ma anche no.Comincia dai tempi in cui era un bambino proveniente da una famiglia irlandese alla rovina, per mano dei debiti di gioco della figura paterna, e [...]

  12. I used to be a compulsive liar.When I was young, I would lie all the time to my parents, to my teachers, to my siblings, to my friends Whenever I was asked a question I didn t know the answer to, I d just make one up I once told my little brother that they made a cast of Abraham Lincoln s face after he died and then shrank it with that machine from Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and used it as the mold for the modern penny Hey, he s the one who believed me.It wasn t until I hit high school that I beca [...]

  13. Barry Lyndon is a fine, rollicking example of the picaresque novel, in the tradition of Tom Jones perhaps Redmond Barry is ambitious and headstrong, meant for a life of pleasure and recognition, but there is one slight problem he was born into a decayed, dubiously aristocratic family in Ireland After fighting his first duel at fifteen, he flees Ireland and goes through a hilarious series of adventures army deserter, spy, gambler and card cheat, seducer, and sycophant Unscrupulous but endearing, [...]

  14. Vanity Fair is one of my favourite books and from the bit I read of this in the bookshop it sounded like it d be just as fun Unfortunately, the main character was such a cad you just really couldn t like him at all I was wanting a likeable villain, like Becky or Valmont, but he was just a horrid gambler, wife and child beating drunk The style was still absolutely gorgeous though and there were some amazingly beautiful turns of phrase It did make me laugh in several places I just wish there had b [...]

  15. The Luck of Barry Lyndon was well written and stylish Unfortunately, I just could not find myself cheering for the major character The back cover touts Barry Lyndon as an Irish adventurer and a likable rogue It seemed as if he started out as headstrong, impetuous lad and ended up being a pathetic, bully and narcissist with no redeeming qualities He grew unlikable as the novel progressed His alcoholism and gambling took over his life and ruined the fortunes of the unfortunate woman he took as hi [...]

  16. 3.5 Perhaps I had too high expectations of this novel I loved Vanity Fair so expected to love this too so maybe my rating should be 4 rather than 3.5 I ll see how I feel once some time has passed.Barry Lyndon nee Redmond Barry is an Irish scamp similar to Flashman but unlike with Becky Sharpe, I didn t feel the charm of the character I also didn t find the same humor in this novel that had me laughing in Vanity Fair It was an enjoyable book that I am glad that I read but it seems unlikely to be [...]

  17. Esco esasperata ma contenta dalla lettura di questo romanzo Esasperata perch il protagonista mi ha infastidito, innervosito, fino a farsi odiare, per cui il finale che gli spetta mi ha soddisfatto Per .La duplicit di sensazioni sopra descritta mi ha accompagnato fino alla fine, con prevalenza a momenti dell una e a momenti dell altra Thackeray si divertito a creare un Barry Lindon tronfio, bugiardo, vanesio, giocatore incallito, ubriacone, spendaccione, manesco, ignorante, un immorale insomma, c [...]

  18. The eponymous Barry Lyndon is the ultimate unreliable narrator as he lies, swindles, fights, gambles and flirts his way across late 18th century Europe he consistently presents himself in an unfeasibly flattering light This makes for an entertaining and amusing novel, although taken objectively the hero is not at all likeable The chief pleasures of this book are reading between the lines to the unsavoury truth, and the lively wit I laughed very much at phrases like a girl with no beauty than yo [...]

  19. I went into the book thinking I was going to get a picaresque novel la Three Musketeers and was left disappointed While it certainly fits the basic definition, I felt it lacked any of the liveliness found in Dumas work This might have to do with the fact that the story is told by Barry as an old man looking back on his life rather than it happening in the moment I am still interested in seeing how Kubrick interpreted the novel into film My advice if you want to read Thackeray, go for Vanity Fair [...]

  20. too bad I don t beleive in Past lives, otherwise, I would have the strong feeling I lived during the 7 Years War Barry Lyndon is my first venture into a Thackeray novel I have tried and forsaken Vanity Fair multiple times and have been avoiding the movie like hell because I still hope I may finish it In the meantime, this book, the Stanley Kubrick movie and its soundtrack crossed my path, so I gave it a sympathetic try and do not regret it at all Barry Lyndon is an Irishman whose temper is much [...]

  21. I read this concurrently with Jane Austen s Sense and Sensibility , and every time I was choked with ennui at Austen, I turned with relief to Thackeray The only real objection anyone can have to this is the unlikeability of Barry Lyndon himself Yes, that can be a big objection, but there is a pleasure in seeing him progress towards his come uppance, though moderated by our pity at the tragedies along the way But there is laughter and pleasure a plenty too, and the narrative bursts with energy an [...]

  22. No recuerdo cu ndo, ni tampoco en qu sitio, le quejarse a Arturo P rez Reverte de que uno de los vicios m s comunes de las novelas hist ricas es no saber reflejar adecuadamente la moral y el comportamiento de la poca Comparativa completa Libro vs Pel cula de Miguel Ja n paraiso4blog.wordpress 20

  23. A rollicking tale of a not very nice chap, who does not very nice things, to not very nice people I liked the first two thirds of the book, but hated the central character by the final third.While this is perhaps true to the heart of the tale, it does not make it an easy read.

  24. A crazy story about a self deluded loafer who wanders through Europe in the 1880s He constantly fails at whatever he tries, but is under the impression that he s succeeded marvelously A cynical book about human nature and how well people can deceive themselves A fun read.

  25. Really enjoyed the way the author presented this book but as for the main character I found him lacking in several human morals.

  26. This isn t exactly a huge book but it did take me longer than usual to finish, mostly because of it s slow pace and it s biographical style He s a very anti hero sort of character, his morals are low and he thinks very highly of himself Much like the main character on the only other Thackeray book I have read, Becky Sharp on Vanity Fair Interesting to see a writer from the 19th century that wrote basically the same character, but with different genders in two different books.

  27. I still loved this book, as I love all flawed antiheroes and unreliable narrators, but upon a reread it was clearer to me than before what an utter sociopath Redmond Barry Lyndon is He literally thinks of nothing but his image, how to advance himself, accumulate wealth and position in society and has no qualms about lying, cheating, stealing or violence to get them Even his instances of generosity are with an eye to manipulating others into doing what he wants He shuns his own mother when he fee [...]

  28. If anyone has ever had occasion to boast, only to find that their audience is astonished not at the grandeur of the boast, but the nature of the boast itself well this is the book for you Barry Lyndon narrates his life much in the style of Giacomo Casanova, exchanging the unbridled sexual acts for even unbridled acts of violence, often in the form dueling What s funny is the way Barry stops so often to say, Now the reader might get the impression that I am a very bad person because of what I bo [...]

  29. die memoiren des barry lyndon sind eine unglaubliche aufschneidergeschichte, die nur so strotzt von selbst berh hung, selbstverleugnung, einbildung und offensichtlichen l genm rchen lyndon hangelt sich an seinem eingebildeten adelsstand h her als man es f r m glich h lt, watet dabei in unfassbarem leid und ungemach, den er verursacht und redet sich all diese erlebnisse so sehr sch n, dass er am ende wie er meint mit v llig wei er weste dasteht und alle anderen sich ihm gegen ber immer schlecht b [...]

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