“Barry Lyndon” was never one of William Makepeace Thackeray’s favorite works, he found it immensely tedious to write, and even warned his daughter not to read it. Today it’s recognized as one of his most powerful performances. Many say he never surpassed it. It was originally published as a serial in a Fraser’s Magazine in 1844, called “The Luck of Barry Lyndon, Esq., A Romance of the Last Century”, by FitzBoodle. The book has now been in print for over 160 years, and in 1975 was made into an epic motion picture by the acclaimed film director Stanley Kubrick. Enjoy, admire, and wonder at this book for its consummate power and mastery, one of William Makepeace Thackeray’s finest.