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The Book of Snobs

The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray
By: (1811-1863)

The Book of Snobs is a witty and satirical examination of the social elite and those who strive to be a part of it. Thackeray's keen observations and sharp humor make for a thoroughly entertaining read. The characters may be exaggerated, but their behaviors and motivations feel all too real. The author does not hold back in pointing out the ridiculousness and hypocrisy of snobbish behavior, making the reader both laugh and cringe at the same time. While the book was written in the 19th century, its themes and messages still resonate today, making it a timeless and enjoyable read for anyone interested in social commentary and satire.

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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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