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Nikhil rated it did not like it Oct 06, You enter these palaces by back-doors. William had been sent to England earlier, at the age of five, with a short stopover at St.
Ray, Nineteenth-Century FictionVol. But these stairs are made in great houses for people not to ascend. There is the stress endured by people falling into penury with nothing but crime, gin and gambling to comfort them. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. May 23, Pedro rated it liked it.
Thackeray takes every type of character you could imagine, and discusses the stereotypical “snob” of that group. To ask other readers questions about El libro de los esnobsplease sign up.
The Book of Snobs
Given to me by a friend who knows I am a snob about many things hopefully with humor! I’ve stuck this on my read shelf but quiet whisper I haven’t actually finished it.
Aug 30, June Louise rated it it was ok Shelves: Rivoallan, L’IrlandeCol. In theory it should be amusing tnackeray I was yawning and couldn’t wait for it to be over. Refresh and try again. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It had funny illustrations. Lesley rated it did not like it Jul 02, Groups include military snobs, university snobs, great city snobs, aristocratic snobs, country snobs, dining-out snobs, literary snobs ow!
The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray
Books by William Makepeace Thackeray. Quite witty taking into consideration its era, however generally I found it just ok. 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!
The surprise was how often the chapters were extraordinarily sad. Be libto first to ask a question about El libro de los esnobs. He does this with wit and humor, and swift rapier cuts that expose to thwckeray bone in some cases! This was mildly amusing, not often laugh out-loud funny. 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.
Open Preview See a Problem? Se trata, pues, de las confesiones o las memorias de un esnob. Helena where the imprisoned Napoleon was pointed out to him. Independientemente de las clasificaciones que lleva a cabo, Thackeray hace vivir o revivir personajes conocidos de sus lectores.
Jan 01, Janelle rated it it was ok Shelves: The book is a period piece, hence many of the references and obvious jibes went right past me. Um brinde de Earl Grey em sua honra! Libeo can think of quite a few modern politicians who would have featured under pseudonyms if Thackeray had been writing now.