Item description for The Book of Snobs (Large Print) by William Makepeace Thackeray...
This satiric classic begins: "The necessity of a work on Snobs, demonstrated from
History, and proved by felicitous illustrations:-- I am
the individual destined to write that work--My vocation
is announced in terms of great eloquence--I show that the
world has been gradually preparing itself for the WORK
and the MAN--Snobs are to be studied like other objects
of Natural Science, and are a part of the Beautiful (with
a large B). They pervade all classes--Affecting instance
of Colonel Snobley."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Jan 11, 2008
Publisher Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN 8184568517 ISBN13 9788184568516
Availability 0 units.
More About William Makepeace Thackeray
In his day, William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 63) enjoyed a popularity equivalent to that of Charles Dickens. A contributor to Punch and an editor of the Cornhill Magazine, Thackeray possessed an acerbic wit that he directed chiefly atmiddle-class Victorian morality. Vanity Fair is his best-known work; his other books include The Luck of Barry Lyndon and The History of Henry Esmond, Esq."
William Makepeace Thackeray was born in 1811 and died in 1863.
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Filler Material? Jan 25, 2008
I usually like Thackeray's works a lot. That's why I didn't hesitate to buy this. Book of Snobs seemed to be something he wrote to break in a new pen; or maybe he had promised a publisher something on a deadline and ran out of ideas. Parts are humorous, but I was bored. Thank goodness I read quickly; otherwise I'm not sure I would have finished it. Do not let this review of a single book turn you off to Thackeray. Do try Henry Esmond or Barry Lyndon. (The third star is because it's Thackeray - and maybe I missed something.)