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You enter these palaces by back-doors. Everybody is a snob of some sort. I will write a more comprehensive review when I complete it. There is the husband showing off expensively to his acquaintances, while his wife and children starve and freeze at home. Simultaneously dated and spot on. Thackeray wrote it as periodicals for a paper and so there isn’t a narrative directly to follow which felt a bit arduous reading it “chapter” by chapter, I have been enjoying it although, Thackeray is deft with his wit and severe with his criticism of “snobs” although as he goes along he begins including himself as a “snob” which initially he denied outright earlier on in the novel.
De Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre. Return to Book Page. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. While there are caricature’s in every grouping of people, Thackeray recognizes that the work done by the clerics is more important and less open to ridicule. As an article, it would be great, but as a book it just ends up rehashing the same old ideas and jokes. 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.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nikhil rated it did not like it Oct 06, In my opinion Thackery did a far better job of satirizing social climbers and inane snobbery in Vanity Fair, and I’d suggest readers interested in sampling his work start there.
En otros proyectos Wikimedia Commons. Groups include military snobs, university snobs, great city snobs, aristocratic snobs, country snobs, dining-out snobs, literary snobs Given to me by a friend who knows I am a snob about many things hopefully with humor! Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Which of us, nearing 30 or knocking it, like I havehasn’t suddenly discovered the flattering joy of a lower watt light bulb in public spaces? Thackeray, an only child, was born in Calcutta, India, where his father, Richmond Thackeray tbackeray September — 13 Septemberheld the high rank of secretary to the board of revenue in the British East India Company.
The Book of Snobs
I have to admit, I gave up half way through reading it, as I just didn’t seem to “get it” at all. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Some chapters were ep funny compared to others, but the irony of Thackeray is really well used in this little sarcastic book.
Thackeray has written a kind of natural history of snobs that assists the identification process. The problem with humor thackerayy another era is that it doesn’t necessarily make sense in another cultural context.
Mary rated it did not like it Mar 30, Groups include military snobs, university snobs, great city snobs, aristocratic snobs, country snobs, dining-out snobs, literary snobs ow! You have a chapter about royalty and how they are raised and how people react, then the ‘What snobs admire’ and how snobbis I love to read the bits about the various types of snobs within 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.
Este personaje se convierte en el Libro de los esnobs p. Paperbackpages. I am still working my way through this book.
Thackeray shows the poverty that was the reality of many people, and their desperate attempts to maintain face. I just thought it was so funny how we all have someone who relates to that particular stereotyped snob.
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 las confesiones o las memorias de un esnob.
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Rivoallan, L’IrlandeCol. Caroline rated it did not like it Feb 25, Lesley rated it did not like it Jul 02, But these sobs are made in great houses for people not to ascend. Mar 17, Tim S. To ask other readers questions about The Book of Snobsplease sign up. Helena where the imprisoned Napoleon was pointed out to him.
The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As the title suggests, this book is about the snobs in British society at the time. An interesting take on Victorian social climbers that’s not so different from what happened in the past several years here in America.
Jul 25, Akash Goel rated it liked it. Is there any country whose tourists do not shame them?
Good for the occasional reading; satirical and funny exposures. Interestingly, I found that while Thackeray includes clerical snobs, he provides a very welcome defense of the clergy. Some of the chapters are just snippy: The writing is witty, but too repetitive.
Books by William Makepeace Thackeray. About William Makepeace Thackeray. Quite witty taking into consideration its era, however generally I found it just ok. Dec 11, Luciana Darce rated it it was amazing.