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  • Author:
    Max Beerbohm
  • ISBN:
    0679641165
  • ISBN13:
    978-0679641162
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  • Publisher:
    Modern Library (October 2000)
  • Subcategory:
    Classics
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  • Rating:
    4.6
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I was in Italy when this book was first published. A year later (1912) I visited London, and I found that most of my friends and acquaintances spoke to me of Zu-like-a-a name which I hardly recognised and thoroughly disapproved.

I was in Italy when this book was first published. I had always thought of the lady as Zu-leek-a. Surely it was thus that Joseph thought of his Wife, and Selim of his Bride? And I do hope that it is thus that any reader of these pages will think of Miss Dobson.

Zuleika Dobson, full title Zuleika Dobson, or, an Oxford love story, is the only novel by Max Beerbohm, a satire of undergraduate life at Oxford published in 1911

Zuleika Dobson, full title Zuleika Dobson, or, an Oxford love story, is the only novel by Max Beerbohm, a satire of undergraduate life at Oxford published in 1911. It includes the famous line "Death cancels all engagements" and presents a corrosive view of Edwardian Oxford.

or, AN OXFORD LOVE STORY. I was in Italy when this book was first published

or, AN OXFORD LOVE STORY. I was in Italy when this book was first published. A year later (1912) I visited London, and I found that most of my friends and acquaintances spoke to me of Zu like a a name which I hardly recognised and thoroughly disapproved. I had always thought of the lady as Zu leek a.

Henry Maximilian Beerbohm was born in England in 1872. His predecessor George Bernard Shaw recommended Beerbohm for this position supposedly because of Beerbohm's attacks on Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant, one of Shaw's own works. It was also Shaw who gave Beerbohm the nickname The Incomparable Max.

Хоча "фаталіте" цієї-таки Зулейки Добсон тут теж добряче підважено. Sir Henry Maximilian "Max" Beerbohm was an English essayist, parodist and caricaturist. Books by Max Beerbohm.

One woman's beauty fells the whole of Oxford in this sidesplitting. Хоча "фаталіте" цієї-таки Зулейки Добсон тут теж добряче підважено. Автор щедро покпив із Оксфорда (хтось йому там некепсько насолив) і взагалі з університетських традицій. Власне, важко сказати, що тут не стає об"єктом висміювання чи бодай Тільки британці вміють так нещадно стібатися. Mor. rivia About Zuleika Dobson.

PRAISE FOR ZULEIKA DOBSON AND MAX BEERBOHM Mr. Beerbohm in his way is perfec. e has brought personality into literature, not unconsciously and impurely, but so consciously and purely that. Praise for zuleika dobson. Mr. e has brought personality into literature, not unconsciously and impurely, but so consciously and purely that we do not know whether there is any relation between Max the essayist and Mr. Beerbohm the man. We only know that the spirit of personality permeates every word that he write. e is without doubt the prince of his profession.

Or an oxford love story. A year later (1912) I visited London, and I found. that most of my friends and acquaintances spoke to. me of Zu-like-a-a name which I hardly recognised. and thoroughly disapproved. I had always thought. of the lady as Zu-leek-a.

How great is Max Beerbohm’s eminence as a caricaturist I do not know

How great is Max Beerbohm’s eminence as a caricaturist I do not know. Is it because Max Beerbohm is caricaturing Yeats and Moore and Shaw and Bennett and Tennyson, instead of the war cabinets and the secret-treaty statesmen and the humors of Zionism? Perhaps.

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Buzatus
I enjoyed this older book, especially because I read it as we were touring Oxford and England. The story is set within Oxford University during the early years of the 20th century. Our narrator, never named, has been given the gift of seeing into the thoughts and emotions of all of the characters in the tale, which is presented as a 'truthful recounting' of that 'infamous event', wherein Miss Zuleika (pronounced "Zu-leek-ah" by the author) Dobson came to visit Oxford. There is much here that pokes fun at academes, ivory towers, and College life, but also there is a gentle prodding for us to examine how we view ourselves and how we interact with those around us, as well as a nod to the excesses of youth, and the youthful idea that no-one has ever felt this way before, and that no-one can possibly understand what it is like to be me. Be patient with this book; the set-up and explanations come slowly. But for a gentle, entertaining look at youth, vocation, self-confidence/ego, and the vagaries of academia, all set in an Oxonian context (and using an appropriately excellent, though complex, writing style and vocabulary to match), read the fictional 're-telling' of the story of Zuleika Dobson.
Maximilianishe
This is a classic. But, for many of today's readers who were born after the demise of the phonograph, they may find the eccentricity and cliches of this book both awkward and disingenuous.

We have always heard the expression "I would die to be with that `woman.'" This book parlays that statement into a novel as one, then some, then almost all, of the male students of the elite institution of Oxford take this cliched saying to a literal demise.

Satire abounds. At one time the Duke decides to renege on his promise to die for the title character (because she will not marry him), and she audaciously responds that he is a coward and not a man of his word. He is then stuck with the greatest of all decisions: live and be found not to be a man of his word about suicide, or die and be a man of his word.

The dialogue is tightly written. Curt and very different from our 21st century patois, the reading is both fun and sometimes difficult. It is more Shakespearean than not. You can see that this author read, and probably reread, that 16th century author as did most men of his educational and geographical background.

Humor is even directed to the author. At one time the Duke notices that Zuleika may not be well read, but she is well spoken. This amazes him - it adds to her attraction. She explains that she became well spoken as she once sat next to a bright young man named Beerbohm - who apparently in one night made her able to delight even the Oxford-educated man with her repertoire.

If you think discussion about suicide for a woman (whom you have only met within a day) is a boring or ridiculous subject, you may want to stay away from this weird story. If you wish to have some inner visions of the pre-WW I British elite males of Oxford, this book offers you plenty. If you just like reading good prose, this book is much more than adequate.
Άνουβις
This book is a classic, and for good reason. The humor is as fresh today as it was when the book first came out, and the illustrations in this addition are icing on the cake. However, those in search of an aggressive, modern-style book might be disappointed, and may miss grasping the often subtle humor. I am not particularly modern, and so I loved the thing. Reading the part where the Duke discourses about his genealogy and wealth is worth the price of the book by itself. The travel plans mentioned on the last page made me laugh out loud.
Ffyan
I enjoyed the elaborate cleverness and social satire of the novel, but found the execution of its core theme to be somewhat tedious. Anyone who prefers realistic characters and situations will be disappointed. The text creates its sensations largely through extended caricature and fantasy--to usually good effect. The writing style is relatively ornate and allusive. My favorite sections were the passages that captured the author's affection for (a now) vanished Oxford.
Gugrel
I prefer his essays but Beerbohm's prose always pleases. The advantage of this edition: copyediting. Other editions have the unintentional humor afforded by unedited OCR.
Scoreboard Bleeding
Highly unlikely but readable. A bit turgid I think. Pretty good character development though. Always want to finish something I start.
Qwert
A brilliant novel about English mores, academia, the herd mentality of the upper class, and the world of as seen through Max Beerbohm, comically incisive.
What do I even say? It's a very humorous book, well written, and very odd. Definitely give it a try if you're in the mood for some literary, over the top, Edwardian satire.