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Zuleika Dobson: A Modern Library E-Book Max Beerbohm

Zuleika Dobson: A Modern Library E-Book

Max Beerbohm

Published May 10th 2014
ISBN : 9781299122352
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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 soMoreZuleika 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 Beerbohms sparklingly wicked satire concerns the unlikely events that occur when a femme fatale briefly enters the supremely privileged, all-male domain of Judas College, 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 damsels rejection. Laced with memorable one-liners (Death cancels all engagements, utters the first casualty) and inspired throughout by Beerbohms 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.