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Zuleika Dobson

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Beerbohm's first and only novel, published in 1911, is a wicked satire of undergraduate life at Oxford in which the beautiful heroine, or anti-heroine, Zuleika, leaves a trail of corpses behind as she makes her aloof but devastating way through the all-male bastion of patriarchal privilege.
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Beerbohm's first and only novel, published in 1911, is a wicked satire of undergraduate life at Oxford in which the beautiful heroine, or anti-heroine, Zuleika, leaves a trail of corpses behind as she makes her aloof but devastating way through the all-male bastion of patriarchal privilege.
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eBook (256 pages)
Published: November 1, 2000
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780679641162
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    Zuleika Dobson
    Or, An Oxford Love Story
    One woman's beauty fells the whole of Oxford in this sidesplitting classic campus novel. Nobody could predict the consequences when ravishing Zuleika Dobson arrives at Oxford, to visit her grandfather, the college warden. Formerly a governess, she has landed on the occupation of prestidigitator, and thanks to her overwhelming beauty—and to a lesser extent her professional talents—she takes the town by storm, gaining admittance to her grandfather's college. It is there, at the institution inspired by Beerbohm's own alma mater, that she falls in love the Duke of Dorset, who duly adores her in return. Ever aware of appearances, however, Zuleika breaks the Duke's heart when she decides that she must abandon the match. The epidemic of heartache that proceeds to overcome the academic town makes for some of the best comic writing in the history of English literature.

    Seven Men

    Seven Men
    In Seven Men the brilliant English caricaturist and critic Max Beerbohm turns his comic searchlight upon the fantastic fin-de-siècle world of the 1890s—the age of Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley, and the young Yeats, as well of Beerbohm's own first success. In a series of luminous sketches, Beerbohm captures the likes of Enoch Soames, only begetter of the neglected poetic masterwork Fungoids; Maltby and Braxton, two fashionable novelists caught in a bitter rivalry; and "Savonarola" Brown, author of a truly incredible tragedy encompassing the entire Italian Renaissance. One of the masterpieces of modern humorous writing, Seven Men is also a shrewdly perceptive, heartfelt homage to the wonderfully eccentric character of a bygone age.

    Yet Again

    Yet Again
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    The Works of Max Beerbohm

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