This edition of the "Works" contains all of Thackeray's known works intended for publication, including the novels, travel books, serial and separate contributions to various periodicals, texts of lectures, and the play "The Wolves and the Lamb". ...
All of the "Works" have been newly typeset for this edition. The texts have been mostly taken from the London Edition of the works (London: The Caxton Publishing Company, undated, 12 vols.). Some of the more widely available texts, chiefly the major novels, have been taken from e-texts available through Project Gutenberg, checked against and collated with the London Edition with the more inclusive version being preferred in any cases where the two texts differ. "The Wolves and the Lamb", which is not found in the London Edition, has been based solely on a Project Gutenberg text. Professor Micael Clarke (Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago) has contributed an introduction to the Works as a whole, printed in volume 1.