Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm

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."

The 675th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 59th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  2. - 88th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  3. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)

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The Illustrated Zuleika Dobson Hardcover 2386272 $49.79 $4.32 1985
Zuleika Dobson: Or, An Oxford Love Story (Neversink) Paperback 1988521 $145.91 $3.10 2014
Zuleika Dobson: or An Oxford Love Story (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 1751144 $2.60 1981
Zuleika Dobson Audible Audiobook 32655 $4.28 2020
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Zuleika Dobson (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) Paperback 1779263 $9.23 $1.49 1998
Zuleika Dobson: or An Oxford Love Story Paperback 3503722 $61.01 $1.80 1983
The Illustrated Zuleika Dobson Paperback 3008318 $58.88 $3.99 2002
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Zuleika Dobson (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 170574 $0.99 2014
Zuleika Dobson: (A Modern Library E-Book) (Modern Library Paperbacks) Kindle Edition 158381 $9.99 2000
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Zuleika Dobson: An Oxford Love Story Hardcover 6210923 $10.43 2011
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Zuleika Dobson and Other Works by Max Beerbohm (Halcyon Classics) Kindle Edition 688658 $1.99 2009
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