This vintage book contains the "Christmas Books" volume of the series entitled: "The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray". This fantastic collection would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf, and is not to be missed by discerning fans and collectors of Thackeray's seminal work. The stories of this collection include: "Mrs. Perkins's Ball", "Our Street", "Dr. Birch and his Young Friends", "The Rose and the Ring", and "Miss Tickletoby's Lectures on English History". William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 - 1863) was an English novelist during the nineteenth century. He became famous for his satirical novels, the most important and influential of which was Vanity Fair. Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.