The Book of Snobs

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Sprache - Englisch

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In William Makepeace Thackeray's 'The Book of Snobs', readers are taken on a satirical journey through Victorian England's society, highlighting the absurdities and hypocrisies of the upper classes. Thackeray's sharp wit and keen observations make this book a classic example of 19th-century social commentary, blending humor with pointed criticism. The author uses a mock-heroic style to satirize the pretensions and affectations of the snobbish elite, making for an entertaining and thought-provoking read. Thackeray's clever narrative style reflects the literary context of the time, drawing on the tradition of satire and societal critique. Readers will be captivated by the book's rich language and vivid characters, as well as its incisive analysis of class and manners in Victorian England. Thackeray, a keen observer of society and human behavior, was inspired to write 'The Book of Snobs' by his own experiences in the social circles of his time. His personal encounters with snobbery and pretension informed his writing, lending authenticity and depth to the book's portrayal of class dynamics. Overall, 'The Book of Snobs' is a must-read for anyone interested in social satire, Victorian literature, or the complexities of human behavior. Thackeray's insights and humor make this book a timeless and relevant exploration of society's foibles and follies.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 242 Pages

Filesize: 492.0 KB

ISBN: 8596547418153