Snobs Summary
Julian Fellowes

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Snobs Overview

"Snobs" is a novel about Edith Lavery, a young English woman from a middle-class background who meets and marries an upper-class Earl, Charles Broughton. Although she imagines her new wealth and position will make her happy, Edith soon finds she is not fully accepted by Charles' upper-class friends and family, particularly Charles' imperious mother, Lady Uckfield. Bored and unhappy, Edith begins an affair with an attractive actor and leaves her husband for several months before taking stock of her life and returning to him.