William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863), a British satirical writer, also wrote magazine articles and travel books. His most devoted readers were lords and ladies, whom he satirized in his works. He is best known for his novels Vanity Fair and The Luck of Barry Lyndon, which skewer the pretensions of English high society.
The Book of Snobsby William Makepeace Thackeray
While the word 'snob' had been in use since the end of the 18th century Thackeray's adoption of the term to
The Book of Snobs is a collection of satirical works by William Makepeace Thackeray first published in the magazine Punch as The Snobs of England, By One of Themselves. Published in 1848, the book was serialised in 1846/47 around the same time as Vanity Fair.
While the word 'snob' had been in use since the end of the 18th century Thackeray's adoption of the term to refer to people who look down on others who are "socially inferior" quickly gained popularity.
- CreateSpace Publishing
- Publication date:
Meet the Author
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >
Some of the content in this book is unreadable Otherwise its a good book + funny
A couple fantastic old story are in it. I think it would be a mistake to miss them. By the way I shall be happy if a gentlemen offer me a style of book like The Books of Snobs. Thank you.