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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,215 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julian Fellowes Narrator: Richard Morant Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Charlotte | 2/19/2014

    " I "really liked it" because it is very Julian Fellowes. A detailed, careful study of British upper class snobbery in keeping with their long standing though evolving class system. You can see where The Dowager Countess Grantham emerged and a few other characters from Downton. He is a clever man and a good writer - but wow - the editing on my Kindle edition is terrible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jill Holmes | 2/15/2014

    " This is a brilliant first novel from Julian Fellowes, Oscar-winner for "Gosford Park" and Emmy-winner for "Doughton Abbey". He knows the world of snobbery, English class obsession, and country-versus-city clashes. He also lives and breathes wry, English humour and makes the most of that inate skill in crafting the lives of his characters who social-climb for money, status, and the pure sport of it all. Predictably, the characters with the least "class" (in theory, at least) demonstrate the most, although several of the "ranking" members of the cast also demonstrate some nobility of action and heart by the last page. I heartily recommend this book for pure escapism but also for its sly revelations about who each one of us is, ultimately. Thank you, Author Fellowes, please keep applying pen to paper (or whatever!!!). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jo | 2/14/2014

    " Satirical view of the English upper classes as we follow the plights of a gold digging young woman clawing her way up the social ladder. Makes me so happy to be working class! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by G. | 2/11/2014

    " Reads like he planned it to be a screenplay. Not a likeable character in the lot "

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