The Book of Snobs
Originally published in 1848, this early work by William Makepeace Thackeray is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It is a collection of satirical works on English society in the mid 19th century and is attributed with coining the word snob in its current usage. This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended for anyone who is a fan of Thackeray or interested in the satire of the age. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Review: The Book of SnobsUser Review - Catherine Siemann - Goodreads
The problem with humor of another era is that it doesn't necessarily make sense in another cultural context. Parts of this book were very funny, indeed, and parts were just a little tedious. Recommended only for the very knowledgeable in Victorian literature and culture. Read full review
Review: The Book of SnobsUser Review - Jane - Goodreads
This book was originally published as a series of sketches in Punch before being published in one volume. My edition also contains the illustrations by the author. As the title suggests, this book is ... Read full review