The Book of Snobs

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Read Books Ltd, Apr 16, 2013 - Fiction - 174 pages
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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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User Review  - mbmackay - LibraryThing

This is a delightful find. A collection of essays from Punch in which Thackeray pokes fun at much of his world. The final chapter/instalment explicitly sets out the author's view - that it is an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Casnewydd Hydra - Goodreads

dated vocab. and situations, but spot on with respect to snobs. the resonance with today is striking. Read full review

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Contents

SOME CONTINENTAL SNOBS
CONTINENTAL SNOBBERY CONTINUED
ENGLISH SNOBS ON THE CONTINENT
ON SOME COUNTRY SNOBS
A VISIT TO SOME COUNTRY SNOBS
ON SOME COUNTRY SNOBS
A VISIT TO SOME COUNTRY SNOBS
ON SOME COUNTRY SNOBS

GREAT CITY SNOBS
ON SOME MILITARY SNOBS
MILITARY SNOBS
ON CLERICAL SNOBS
ON CLERICAL SNOBS AND SNOBBISHNESS
ON CLERICAL SNOBS
ON UNIVERSITY SNOBS
ON UNIVERSITY SNOBS
ON LITERARY SNOBS
A LITTLE ABOUT IRISH SNOBS
PARTYGIVING SNOBS
DININGOUT SNOBS
DINNERGIVING SNOBS FURTHER CONSIDERED
A VISIT TO SOME COUNTRY SNOBS
ON SOME COUNTRY SNOBS
A VISIT TO SOME COUNTRY SNOBS
SNOBBIUM GATHERUM
SNOBS AND MARRIAGE
SNOBS AND MARRIAGE
SNOBS AND MARRIAGE
SNOBS AND MARRIAGE
CLUB SNOBS
CLUB SNOBS
CLUB SNOBS
CLUB SNOBS
CLUB SNOBS

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