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Zuleika Dobson (Modern Library)

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Publisher Comments:

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

"Zuleika Dobson is a highly accomplished and superbly written book whose spirit is farcical," said E. M. Forster. "It is a great work--the most consistent achievement of fantasy in our time . . . so funny and charming, so iridescent yet so profound."

   Originally published in 1911, Max Beerbohm's sparklingly wicked satire concerns the unlikely events that occur when a femme fatale briefly enters the supremely privileged, all-male domain of Judas Col-

lege, Oxford. A conjurer by profession, Zuleika Dobson can only love a man who is impervious to her considerable charms: a circumstance that proves fatal, as any number of love-smitten suitors are driven to suicide by the damsel's rejection. Laced with memorable one-liners ("Death cancels all engagements," utters the first casualty) and inspired throughout by Beerbohm's rococo imagination, this lyrical evocation of Edwardian undergraduate life at Oxford has, according to Forster, "a beauty unattainable by serious literature."

   "I read Zuleika Dobson with pleasure," recalled Bertrand Russell. "It represents the Oxford that the two World Wars have destroyed with a charm that is not likely to be reproduced anywhere in the world for the next thousand years."

Synopsis:

Beerbohm's satire of undergraduate life at Oxford, "Zuleika Dobson", first published in 1911, is a classic work whose neglect is sure to remedied by this republication in the Modern Library.

About the Author

MAX BEERBOHM (1872-1956), dubbed "the incomparable Max  by George Bernard Shaw, was an essayist, caricaturist, critic, and short-story writer who endures as one of Edwardian England's leading satirists. Zuleika Dobson is his only novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375752483
Author:
Beerbohm, Max
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
England
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Young women -- England -- Oxford -- Fiction.
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
College stories.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
8.83x5.24x.65 in. .73 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Beerbohm's satire of undergraduate life at Oxford, "Zuleika Dobson", first published in 1911, is a classic work whose neglect is sure to remedied by this republication in the Modern Library.
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