The Book of Snobs

The Book of Snobs

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by William Makepeace Thackeray
     
 

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Satirical genius William Makepeace Thackeray may be best remembered for novels like Vanity Fair, but he first made his name as a writer as a contributor to magazines like Punch. In these pieces, Thackeray often mercilessly skewered the pretensions of the British upper classes. The collection Book of Snobs brings together some of Thackeray's finest work in this vein,…  See more details below

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Satirical genius William Makepeace Thackeray may be best remembered for novels like Vanity Fair, but he first made his name as a writer as a contributor to magazines like Punch. In these pieces, Thackeray often mercilessly skewered the pretensions of the British upper classes. The collection Book of Snobs brings together some of Thackeray's finest work in this vein, and it's a must-read for fans of witty humor writing.

The necessity of a work on Snobs, demonstrated from History, and proved by felicitous illustrations:-I am the individual destined to write that work-My vocation is announced in terms of great eloquence-I show that the world has been gradually preparing itself for the WORK and the MAN-Snobs are to be studied like other objects of Natural Science, and are a part of the Beautiful (with a large B). They pervade all classes-Affecting instance of Colonel Snobley.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940026411894
Publisher:
Bradbury & Evans
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
379 KB

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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.

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The Book Of Snobs 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Alex Boanta More than 1 year ago
Some of the content in this book is unreadable Otherwise its a good book + funny
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.