Originally published in 1848, this early work by William Makepeace Thackeray is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It is a collection of satirical works on English society in the mid 19th century and is attributed with coining the word ‘snob’ in its current usage. This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended for anyone who is a fan of Thackeray or interested in the satire of the age. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.