A satire on the Victorian admiration for all things medieval, this early work by the author of Vanity Fair is decidedly contrary—a self-confessed "middle-aged novel" that begins where most novels end: with marriage.

Rebecca and Rowena calls into question the ending of Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe, exploring the miserable marriage of Sir Wilfrid to the "icy, faultless, prim" Rowena. In an irreverent and theatrical plot, in which the dead come back to life, marriage is exposed as really quite dull, and imperialism is mocked mercilessly, Thackeray ridiculously reunites Ivanhoe with his first love.

Genre: Romance

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Hardback Editions

September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rebecca And Rowena: A Romance Upon Romance
Author(s): William Makepeace Thackeray
ISBN: 1-169-21425-8 / 978-1-169-21425-5 (USA edition)
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May 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rebecca And Rowena: A Romance Upon Romance
Author(s): William Makepeace Thackeray
ISBN: 1-161-45021-1 / 978-1-161-45021-7 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

April 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rebecca And Rowena: A Romance Upon Romance
Author(s): William Makepeace Thackeray
ISBN: 1-248-89579-7 / 978-1-248-89579-5 (USA edition)
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rebecca And Rowena: A Romance Upon Romance
Author(s): William Makepeace Thackeray
ISBN: 1-162-68156-X / 978-1-162-68156-6 (USA edition)
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August 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Rebecca and Rowena
Author(s): William Makepeace Thackeray
ISBN: 1-4270-4545-3 / 978-1-4270-4545-4 (Canada edition)
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August 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Rebecca and Rowena
Author(s): William Makepeace Thackeray
ISBN: 1-4270-4565-8 / 978-1-4270-4565-2 (Canada edition)
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August 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Rebecca and Rowena A Romance upon Romance (EasyRead Super Large 20pt Edition)
Author(s): William Makepeace Thackeray
ISBN: 1-4270-4819-3 / 978-1-4270-4819-6 (Canada edition)
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August 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Rebecca and Rowena: A Romance upon Romance: Easyread Edition
Author(s): William Makepeace Thackeray
ISBN: 1-4270-4552-6 / 978-1-4270-4552-2 (Canada edition)
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August 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Rebecca and Rowena: A Romance upon Romance: Easyread Large Edition
Author(s): William Makepeace Thackeray
ISBN: 1-4270-4707-3 / 978-1-4270-4707-6 (Canada edition)
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August 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Rebecca and Rowena: A Romance upon Romance: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition
Author(s): William Makepeace Thackeray
ISBN: 1-4270-4714-6 / 978-1-4270-4714-4 (Canada edition)
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August 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Rebecca and Rowena: A Romance upon Romance: Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition
Author(s): William Makepeace Thackeray
ISBN: 1-4270-4894-0 / 978-1-4270-4894-3 (Canada edition)
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June 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rebecca And Rowena: A Romance Upon Romance
Author(s): William Makepeace Thackeray
ISBN: 1-4191-4402-2 / 978-1-4191-4402-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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September 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rebecca and Rowena (Hesperus Classics)
Author(s): William Makepeace Thackeray, Matthew Sweet (foreword)
ISBN: 1-84391-018-7 / 978-1-84391-018-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
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