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❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ Zuleika Dobson Author Max Beerbohm – Franzbielmeier.de One woman's beauty fells the whole of Oxford in this sidesplitting classic campus novelNobody could predict the conseuences when ravishing Zuleika Dobson arrives at Oxford to visit her grandfather theOne woman's beauty fells the whole of Oxford in this sidesplitting classic campus novelNobody could predict the conseuences when ravishing Zuleika Dobson arrives at Oxford to visit her grandfather the college warden Formerly a governess she has landed on the occupation of prestidigitato.

R 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 with the Duke of Dorset who.

zuleika kindle dobson book Zuleika Dobson PDFR 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 with the Duke of Dorset who.

PDF/EPUB Max Beerbohm Ö Zuleika Dobson PDF ´ Ö

PDF/EPUB Max Beerbohm Ö Zuleika Dobson PDF ´ Ö Sir Henry Maximilian Max Beerbohm was an English essayist parodist and caricaturist

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  1. Mike Puma Mike Puma says:

    PDF/EPUB Max Beerbohm Ö Zuleika Dobson PDF ´ Ö zuleika kindle, dobson book, Zuleika Dobson PDFMy my my my myNot one for the casual readerBriefly My my my my myLess briefly A tale told in high register of arrogance and honor the fine lines between conflicting emotions irony Oxford University the righteous and the self righteous the femme fatale fantasy meeting reality anticipatory metafiction—wondrously frustrating and freuently comic keep a dictionary at hand a good one Cormac McCarthy meets Jane Austen or Bartleby the Scrivener in extremis Prophetically More Beerbohm in my futureFor a real review and a good one see James’ review


  2. Warwick Warwick says:

    PDF/EPUB Max Beerbohm Ö Zuleika Dobson PDF ´ Ö zuleika kindle, dobson book, Zuleika Dobson PDFAn exuisite Edwardian oddity – a sort of magic realist proto campus novel about paranoid sexual fantasy as related by Beau Brummel or Oscar WildeOur eponymous heroine is a personification of feminine desirability – ‘the toast of two hemispheres’ she has already before the novel begins ‘ranged in triumphal nomady’ around the capitals of Europe; Paris falls prostrate at her feet Madrid throws a vast bullfight in her honour the Grand Duke of Petersburg falls in love with her and the Pope launches an ineffective Bull against her influence Now laden with innumerable jewels and dresses she arrives in Oxford where her powers seem to reach new heights Soon every undergraduate in the city is so obsessed with her that they all resolve to commit suicide in her nameZuleika herself is a strangely insubstantial creature described at one point as ‘a vagrom breeze warm and delicate and in league with


  3. Evan Evan says:

    PDF/EPUB Max Beerbohm Ö Zuleika Dobson PDF ´ Ö zuleika kindle, dobson book, Zuleika Dobson PDFThis is without doubt one of the most remarkable novels in the English language There really is nothing else like it neither in the style in which it is hewn nor in its odd blend of gentility and pitch black satire and playful authorial first person flights of fancy And it's hardly likely that a frivolous book has ever been written so well The book is overwritten not to a fault but to its credit The dazzling turning of the phrase is Beerbohm's great strength Every sentence is a marvel Having said that it is definitely not for all tastes In fact it took me three attempts to get into this book the first being all the way back in the early 1980s when I bought it This is one you have to be ready for or Beerbohm's meticulous verbose style and oddly humorous conceits will stymie youExampleWhereas you or I might w


  4. Paul Paul says:

    PDF/EPUB Max Beerbohm Ö Zuleika Dobson PDF ´ Ö zuleika kindle, dobson book, Zuleika Dobson PDFThis is an oddity It was Beerbohm's only novel and is a satire of university life at Oxford in the very early twentieth century There is no need to worry about spoilers the book does that for you very near the beginning Most of the characters are as shallow as puddles There are bursts of magic realism occasional ghosts Greek gods and lots of style with no depth The story is about a young woman who is very beautiful; she has a successful conjuring act although she is not very good at it She visits her grandfather who is warden of an Oxford college All the undergraduates fall in love with her except one She obviously falls in love with him When he returns her love she uite obviously falls out of love with him He despairs and declares he


  5. Duane Duane says:

    PDF/EPUB Max Beerbohm Ö Zuleika Dobson PDF ´ Ö zuleika kindle, dobson book, Zuleika Dobson PDFIt didn't take me long to realize my leg was being pulled This is a satire a farce really of Edwardian era life at Oxford University Beerbohm is poking fun at everyone and everything Zuleika pronounced leek not like is a femme fatale as striking and deadly as Becky Sharp although much naive She lays waste to the entire undergraduate population of Oxford and at the end is looking for the train schedule to Cambridge Comedy with a touch of darkness this novel is well written and very entertaining Modern Library liked it well enough to put it on their list of 100 best English language novels of the 20th century It's also on Guardian's list of 1000 books to read


  6. K.J. Charles K.J. Charles says:

    PDF/EPUB Max Beerbohm Ö Zuleika Dobson PDF ´ Ö zuleika kindle, dobson book, Zuleika Dobson PDFDear God that was excruciating A comic novel of sparkling wit and effervescent ya di yah aka a painfully dated mannered twee horrifyingly self satisfied period piece with about two good lines that have survived the century since its writing Unfunny isn't the half of it; Beerbohm must have been the biggest bore unhung on this basis Recommended for dullards who go on and on and on about having been to Oxford and literally nobody else


  7. Sherwood Smith Sherwood Smith says:

    PDF/EPUB Max Beerbohm Ö Zuleika Dobson PDF ´ Ö zuleika kindle, dobson book, Zuleika Dobson PDFBeerbohm was famous during his era for his witty airy essays and short works of various types I believe this was his only novelThere were a number of novels about femme fatales during that era after Benson's Dodo and Hope's much witty and readable Dolly Dialogues and at the serious end Henry James' various lapidary even microscopic looks at females who destroyed men's lives but this one was meant to be satire Zuleika born poor was an unhappy governess ignorant and uninterested in academics and pretty on top of it so she seldom lasted long at any place As soon as the house's


  8. Drew Drew says:

    PDF/EPUB Max Beerbohm Ö Zuleika Dobson PDF ´ Ö zuleika kindle, dobson book, Zuleika Dobson PDFWhat a strange book I found it difficult to get through despite its short length and its occasional brilliance some would I guess say consistent brilliance Written in an overwrought style that parodies the pomposity and bloviation of academese yet studded with a few true gems I thought when I read it the first time that the line Death cancels all engagements was uoting something but it actually appears to be a Beerbohm original Zuleika Dobson follows the titular heroine as shewell the only thing she really does is arrive at Oxford and drive hundreds of young men to suicide for love of herAs near as I can tell this is a satire of and about appearances Are we what we pretend to be? And if not which is important our nature or our appearance? I won't say whether ZD answers either uestion but there are some great passages discussing itOne main


  9. El El says:

    PDF/EPUB Max Beerbohm Ö Zuleika Dobson PDF ´ Ö zuleika kindle, dobson book, Zuleika Dobson PDFMaybe the way to be a successful writer is to write one really fantastic novel and then that's it It worked for Harper Lee with To Kill a Mockingbird And it worked for Max Beerbohm with Zuleika Dobson which made it's way onto the Modern Library Top 100 List It's not just a list comprised of boring dead white guys Some of them are actually pretty good it seemsThe title character is this real hot tamale who arrives in Oxford to visit her grandfather the Warden of the college In the short time she is there every student who crosses her path falls in love with her


  10. Jacob Appel Jacob Appel says:

    PDF/EPUB Max Beerbohm Ö Zuleika Dobson PDF ´ Ö zuleika kindle, dobson book, Zuleika Dobson PDFZuleika Dobson is one of those rare brilliant unclassifiable novels think Tristram Shandy or Hogg's The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner that succeeds against all odds drawing upon a rather implausible premise and peppering the narrative with seemingly haphazard intrusions The language proves so elevated for comic effect that even the most devoted lexicologist stands to expand his or her vocabulary The references often grasp at the obscure although I confess my Attic Greek is rusty Yet the book is than a period piece that merely mocks the foibles and absurdities of Edwardian England It somehow manages to capture the universal while deeply buried in the particular Alas I fear it is one of those novels whose appeal and success


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