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Zuleika Dobson
Zuleika Dobson
Author: Max Beerbohm
From the moment she set foot in Oxford, to stay with her grandfather (Warden of Judas), the lovely Zuleika played havoc with the undergraduates--and with none more than the Duke of Dorset, a character whom Ouida would have been pleased to invent. Max Beerbohm called this delicious novel of his "An Oxford Love Story", and for fifty years it has d...  more »
ISBN: 320783
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 252
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Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
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Frankly, this is a very silly book, but not a very funny one. I've been reading references to it in novels for years, and was hoping for something a little more amusing. It's a period piece, and except for some of the jokes about undergraduates (which are not very different from those profs and grad students make today), doesn't mean much to even a very old-fashioned Anglophile with a very wide tolerance for all kinds of humor, such as I am. The main emotions I experienced while reading this were a desire to kick someone: either Zuleika, the Duke, or Beerbohm himself, depending on what part I was reading.