The Book of Snobs (Google eBook)

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Punch Office, 1848 - Snobs and snobbishness - 180 pages
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User 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

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User 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

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Page 21 - Is it to be honest, to be gentle, to be generous, to be brave, to be wise, and, possessing all these qualities, to exercise them in the most graceful outward manner...
Page 44 - I like to see such. I am of a savage and envious nature, — I like to see these two humbugs which, dividing, as they do, the social empire of this kingdom between them, hate each other naturally — making truce and uniting — for the sordid interests of either.
Page 52 - WELLINGTON, &c., downwards— (with the exception of HRH FIELD-MARSHAL PRINCE ALBERT, who, however, can hardly count as a military man,) reads Punch in every quarter of the globe. Let those civilians who sneer at the acquirements of the Army read SIR HARRY SMITH'S account of the Battle of Aliwal.

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