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I just thought it was so funny how we all have someone who relates to that particular stereotyped snob. On being a huge fan of “vanity fair”, I bought this in the hope that it would be another “can’t put down”, humorous book.

Recommended only for the very knowledgeable in Victorian literature and culture. You have a chapter about royalty and how they are raised and how people react, then the ‘What snobs admire’ and how snobbishness is ‘built in’ but then ‘beaten out’ of the person in time, then a couple of chapters with dealing where you loa, the type of houses and the people in them and finally the one that I have just started, Great City Snobs, which to me sounds like dealing with the big guns in banks and big commercial companies.

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The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray

Trivia About The Book of Snobs. A close reading of this book will save years of therapy. Not in the slightest, I laughed often. The problem with humor of another era is that it doesn’t necessarily make sense in another cultural context.

The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mary rated it did not like it Mar 30, Aug 07, Joseph rated it really liked it Shelves: The surprise was how often the chapters were extraordinarily sad.

Several of these groups get more than one chapter because they provide such a rich vein! Open Preview See a Problem? Paperbackpages.

Jun 08, Gwynneth rated it really liked it. There are also parts that are interesting or engaging and others that I have found boring – but I am not alone in this opinion, so I think if you are considering reading the book, be prepared. Tanter rated it did not like it May 20, Books by William Makepeace Thackeray.

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Jan 07, Melinda rated it liked it Shelves: Sin embargo, en El libro de los esnobs Thackeray se dedica a sermonear, lo que abre una brecha en su modo de proceder.

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There is the stress endured by people falling into penury with nothing but crime, gin and gambling to comfort them. Lists with This Book. It grew tiresome in large doses, and I found myself only half listening to it, because I knew exactly what was going to be said next.


Se trata, pues, de snovs confesiones o las memorias de un esnob.

I love to read the bits about the various types of snobs fe society and thinking about who that relates to in my vast family and my circle of friends and it is interesting to see how well they are described and how they fit the author interpretation of that snobiness.

For a satirist, it was easy pickings.

No podemos decir lo que es [ Porque parece que el esnobismo es algo consustancial al ser humano y, de una forma u otra y en momento dado, siempre aparece en nuestras vidas. Apr 09, Rupert Owen added it Shelves: Thackeray, an only child, was born in Calcutta, India, where his father, Richmond Thackeray 1 September — 13 Septemberheld the high rank of secretary to the board of revenue in the British East India Company.

This humorous study begins with the assertion that ‘Snobs are to be studied like other objects of Natural Science’. John Komenda rated it did not like it Apr 10, D — El libro de los esnobs by William Makepeace Thackeray. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Books by William Makepeace Thackeray.