The Book of Snobs

William Makepeace Thackeray

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The Book of Snobs is a collection of satirical works by William Makepeace Thackeray first published in the magazine Punch as The Snobs of England, By One of Themselves. Published in 1848, the book was serialised in 1846/47 around the same time as Vanity Fair. While the word 'snob' had been in use since the end of the 18th century Thackeray's adoption of the term to refer to people who look down on others who are 'socially inferior' quickly gained popularity.

This book has 63,855 words, 114 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1848.

Production notes: This ebook of The Book of Snobs was published by Global Grey in 2018, and updated on the 8th April 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Portrait of Duval de l’Épinoy' by Maurice Quentin de La Tour.

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