The Book of Snobs

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Punch Office, 1848 - Snobs and snobbishness - 180 pages
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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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Page 19 - 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 42 - 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 50 - 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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