The Book of Snobs
Sprache - Englisch
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"The Book of Snobs" is a collection of satirical stories by William Makepeace Thackeray published in book form in 1848, the same year as his more famous Vanity Fair. The essays were first published one by one, under the title "The Snobs of England, by one of themselves", in the satirical magazine Punch.
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William Makepeace Thackeray, born on July 18, 1811, in Calcutta, British India, was a renowned English novelist of the 19th century, best known for his satirical works that provided a keen observation of Victorian society. He was educated at Charterhouse and subsequently at Trinity College, Cambridge, though he left without obtaining a degree. Thackeray began as a journalist and illustrator but soon turned to fiction. His breakthrough came with the serialized publication of 'Vanity Fair' (1847-1848), which remains one of his most acclaimed novels to this day. His literary style is characterized by a piercing wit, an acute sense of irony, and a deep humanitarianism, which enable him to portray the foibles and hypocrisies of the upper classes with both humor and compassion. One of his other notable works, 'The Book of Snobs' (1848), is a seminal examination of social snobbery, and is a fine example of his ability to critique society through shrewd observation and engaging character sketches. In this work, and others, Thackeray's narrative voice is known for directly addressing the reader, creating an intimate and conspiratorial tone. Despite experiencing personal tragedies, including the profound loss of his wife's sanity, Thackeray's output remained prolific until his death on December 24, 1863. His contributions to literature have earned him a place among the great Victorian novelists, alongside contemporaries such as Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Umfang: 242 Seiten
Größe: 492,0 KB
Veröffentlichung: 21. November 2022