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Snobs

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Publisher's Summary

Edith Lavery, the pretty daughter of an accountant, meets gossip-column favorite Charles Broughton (Earl of Broughton and heir to the Marquess of Uckfield) at Ascot. When he proposes and she accepts, does she really love him, or is she merely dazzled by his title and money?

In a tale that mixes contemporary Jane Austen with the brilliant social commentary of Gosford Park, Julian Fellowes chronicles Edith's rise and fall with twists and turns aplenty. Through the eyes of his narrator, a journeyman actor who manages to negotiate the choppy waters of snobbery and excess as he moves between the upper and middle classes, in Snobs Fellowes gives us a delicious comedy of manners to rival Oscar Wilde at his wittiest.

Includes a bonus interview with Julian Fellowes, the Academy Award-winning author of Gosford Park.

©2005 Julian Fellowes; (P)2005 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"Mr. Fellowes knows his turf well." (Dominick Dunne)
"Provocative, titillating, and seductive." (The Spectator)
"Sparklingly rompish....As long as this world does still exist, Fellowes is a delectable guide to its absurdities." (Sunday Times [London])

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    Too Happy 09-25-16
    Too Happy 09-25-16
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    "Great book."

    This was fun. on to the next book. I plan to look for a continuation.

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    Pat 09-09-16
    Pat 09-09-16
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    "Good but not great ---"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I did actually recommend it


    Would you recommend Snobs to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. It isn't a terribly bad read, but I have to say it was a bit boring.


    What does Richard Morant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Richard has a nice voice and I enjoyed listening to the book read by him. However, I don't think he necessarily added anything extraordinary to the story other than the "British" touch with his excellent voice.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This isn't a book I would want to read/listen to again.

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    Kathryn D Madden 08-16-16
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    "Loved it!"

    I wish I could start again- so interesting and Julian is such an incredible observer of human nature/behavior!

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    Ruth M. Penson 08-07-16 Member Since 2016

    Ruth

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    "Not even OK!"

    Not much a story. However, the great character development is it's saving grace. As is the wonderful 5 star narrator

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    Cynthia 06-01-16
    Cynthia 06-01-16
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    "A delight!"

    A wonderful book, completely entertaining from the first word to the last. For Downton Abbey fans, this is a late 20th century version of that televised story.

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    i love amazon 05-09-16
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    "Absolutely loved it!"

    The writing was smart and witty with the perfect amount of British dryness while still appealing to the American reader. I felt like I was listening to an old classic rather than a modern novel, though, language was modern enough to be accessible by anyone. It was quite the enjoyable, well written read and will be recommending!

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    Ann 01-10-13
    Ann 01-10-13
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    "A Fine Story"

    I enjoyed this story. Nothing earth shattering or world changing. Just a good story to pass the time while I walk my dog or go to the gym.

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    Allison Kappadahl Charlotte, NC United States 08-28-12
    Allison Kappadahl Charlotte, NC United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Ahh the English"
    If you could sum up Snobs in three words, what would they be?

    Amusing, Brilliant and insightful


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Snobs?

    The enagement party.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Richard Morant?

    no, his voice put me to sleep.


    If you could rename Snobs, what would you call it?

    I believe its a perfect title


    Any additional comments?

    A quick summer read.

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    antonio 03-20-12
    antonio 03-20-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved the book, listened to it several times"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Snobs to be better than the print version?

    Definitely, yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    it sound so real, so old and yet so what people would like it to be


    Which character – as performed by Richard Morant – was your favorite?

    Lady Uckfield, is a great caracter


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laugh and laugh some more


    Any additional comments?

    i recommend both versions, abrided and unabrided

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Jay, NY, USA 07-21-08
    Linda Jay, NY, USA 07-21-08
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    "Novel of Manners for the 21st century"

    A novel about the manners about the "haute bourgeois" and the british aristocracy, Fellowes is following the footsteps of Austen, Trollope, and other 19th century novelists, and doing it very very well. The book is humorous but not hysterically funny, but is also, in my experience, true. The behaviors, concerns, desires of the characters repeat themselves in the US as well. I have a few minor literary quibbles, but repeat, minor. Its also exceedingly well read, with much subtlety.

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