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.
"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])
Amusing, Brilliant and insightful
The enagement party.
no, his voice put me to sleep.
I believe its a perfect title
A quick summer read.
it sound so real, so old and yet so what people would like it to be
Lady Uckfield, is a great caracter
laugh and laugh some more
i recommend both versions, abrided and unabrided
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.
if you really think aristocrats are better than other people, this is the book for you. the reader's good though and if you're madly anglophiliac, it'll pass the time.
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