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Snobs: A Novel Paperback – May 8, 2012
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SNOBS is immersed in the lives of the upper crust of British society and with those outsiders who desperately aspire to become a part of this rarified, privileged world. The plot centers upon the initially fortitious marriage of a beautiful, middle class young woman to a wealthy Earl from an illustrious British family. The Earl is earnest but dull and his new wife quickly tires of him and their lifestyle. Consequenly she creates a scandal by embarking on an affair with an extraordinarily handsome but callow, supercilious actor. This rather pedestrian, derivative plot is nonetheless made up for by Fellowes scintillating prose. He knows his territory well and provides the reader with an entertaining, clever and oh so sophisticated work.
The author's witty aphorisms concerning the upper set are exceptionally fun and insightful: "The English, of all classes as it happens, are addicted to exclusivity. Leave three Englishmen in a room and they will invent a rule that prevents a fourth joining them." "The upper classes are not, as a whole a complaining lot. As a group they would rather not 'go on about it'. A brisk walk and a stiff drink are their chosen methods of recovery whether struck in the heart or the wallet...it is not lack of feeling that marks them apart, rather it is a lack of expression of feeling." "The English always say you shouldn't have bothered to thank them, when, of all races on earth, they are the most unforgiving when one does not.Read more ›
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Julian Fellows is brilliant and a wonderful writer. This novel was a fascinating dissection of snobs. Many of Fellow's snob theories are alive and well in the US. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Lots of giggles in Fellowes' characters and their foibles. Enjoyed immensely.Published 10 days ago by Barbara E. Dentz
I was disappointed as I had watched Downton Abbey and thought this book would be great. Unfortunately I found it a little boring and couldn't be bothered to finish it. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Anthea R. Close
An excellent book. I hope that Fellows writes a whole lot more so I can continue to immerse myself in English culture. Love it!Published 16 days ago by Cindy Preston
Incredible story and so glad he shared his life's work. As a writer, this is simply from his gut....not literary genius but wrenching from his soul nonetheless. Read morePublished 16 days ago by PJ