The Book of Snobs

The Book of Snobs

by W. M. Thackeray

Paperback

$32.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Members save with free shipping everyday! 
See details

Overview

For instance: I once knew a man who committed before me an act as atrocious as that which I have indicated in the last chapter as performed by me for the purpose of disgusting Colonel Snobley; viz, the using the fork in the guise of a toothpick. I once, I say, knew a man who, dining in my company at the 'Europa Coffee-house,' (opposite the Grand Opera, and, as everybody knows, the only decent place for dining at Naples,) ate peas with the assistance of his knife. He was a person with whose society I was greatly pleased at first-indeed, we had met in the crater of Mount Vesuvius, and were subsequently robbed and held to ransom by brigands in Calabria, which is nothing to the purpose-a man of great powers, excellent heart, and varied information; but I had never before seen him with a dish of pease, and his conduct in regard to them caused me the deepest pain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781725542716
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Customer Reviews