Zuleika Dobson

Zuleika Dobson

Max Beerbohm / Jan 22, 2020

Zuleika Dobson One woman s beauty fells the whole of Oxford in this sidesplitting classic campus novel Nobody could predict the consequences when ravishing Zuleika Dobson arrives at Oxford to visit her grandfather

  • Title: Zuleika Dobson
  • Author: Max Beerbohm
  • ISBN: 9780375752483
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback
  • One woman s beauty fells the whole of Oxford in this sidesplitting classic campus novel.Nobody could predict the consequences when ravishing Zuleika Dobson arrives at Oxford, to visit her grandfather, the college warden Formerly a governess, she has landed on the occupation of prestidigitator, and thanks to her overwhelming beauty and to a lesser extent her professional tOne woman s beauty fells the whole of Oxford in this sidesplitting classic campus novel.Nobody could predict the consequences when ravishing Zuleika Dobson arrives at Oxford, to visit her grandfather, the college warden Formerly a governess, she has landed on the occupation of prestidigitator, 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 the Duke of Dorset, who duly adores her in return Ever aware of appearances, however, Zuleika breaks the Duke s heart when she decides that she must abandon the match The epidemic of heartache that proceeds to overcome the academic town makes for some of the best comic writing in the history of English literature.

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        Sir Henry Maximilian Max Beerbohm was an English essayist, parodist and caricaturist.


    1. My, my, my, my, my.Not one for the casual reader.Briefly: My, my, my, my, my.Less 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 frequently comic, keep a dictionary at hand (a good one). Cormac McCarthy meets Jane Austen, or Bartleby, the Scrivener in extremis. Prophetically: M [...]

    2. An exquisite Edwardian oddity – a sort of magic-realist proto-campus-novel about paranoid sexual fantasy, as related by Beau Brummel or Oscar Wilde.Our 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, an [...]

    3. This 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 more 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 mar [...]

    4. It 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 more 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 v [...]

    5. Dear 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.

    6. Beerbohm was famous during his era for his witty, airy essays and short works of various types. I believe this was his only novel.There were a number of novels about femme fatales* during that era, after Benson's Dodo, and Hope's (much more 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 uninterest [...]

    7. What 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 quoting something, but it actually appears to be a Beerbohm original), Zuleika Dobson follows the titular heroine as shewe [...]

    8. Maybe 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 seems.The title character is this real hot tamale who arrives in Oxford to visit her grandfather, the Warden of the college. In the short ti [...]

    9. The advisors who put this book on the Modern Library Top 100 should be taken out and shot!The fact that the Modern Library had to recently print this edition, otherwise no one would have ever found it, shows its obscurity (now available at your local used bookstore). I mean no one reads Ulysses and you can find that anywhere. A tale of the beautiful, up from the working class Zuleika, granddaughter of the Oxford dean, who visits the college and has everyone fall in love with her. This satire of [...]

    10. My goal in life is to someday look up a book and find out that El hasn't already read it.Lauren: "I recommend this book to anyone who liked Heathers."Me: "So should I just whip it out, or"

    11. Zuleika 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 A [...]

    12. This scathingly witty satire of Edwardian society in Oxford University is well worth reading. Beerbohm always has a sharp view of his society and culture, and this was the only novel he wrote, amongst all his shorter writings. Master of the aperçu, Beerbohm plays with language itself in service to his often jaundiced vision of social interaction, the result being highly entertaining prose with insightful commentary.Zuleika Dobson is simply the most beautiful young woman around. Invited for a vi [...]

    13. This 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). [...]

    14. The best way to read Zuleika Dobson is to suspend disbelief and to put one's brain in parking mode. If this is satire, it is of mean quality.Zuleika Dobson is supposedly a comic story about a femme fatale. The Duke of Dorset and hundreds of Oxford undergraduates killed themselves for love of Zuleika, a vain and self-serving young lady who thrived on self-display and the swooning admiration of young men. The tone of this classic was playful and snobbish. The story deliberately poked fun at preten [...]

    15. Beerbohm's only novel is a satire of university life at Oxford in the very early twentieth century. I was impressed by the vividly characters and the depth of the satire. It's not easy to find good satire books for the lack of demand because satire is not as popular a genre as many others.A young beautiful woman visits her grandfather who is warden of an Oxford college. Everyone at the college falls in love with her, except one whom she falls in love with. The book is a very different kind of hu [...]

    16. I am giving Zuleika Dobson four stars as it proved a suitable distraction from the ongoing Brexit fiasco. It reminded me of a black-dyed meringue - sweet, light, fluffy, and very dark. The story is essentially all about death, suicide in fact, while also being a light-hearted magical realist Oxford farce. An interesting and ununusual combination. Although I read the illustrated edition, I must say the pictures didn't do much for me. They were charming enough, but chopped up the text is a rather [...]

    17. My copy of Zuleika Dobson was given to me by a fellow graduate student on the occasion of our graduation. I haven't read it since then. In 1998 a panel commissioned by the Modern Library called it one of the 100 best novels of the 20th century -- No. 59 to be exact. Whether it's a better novel than The Moviegoer (60), The Catcher in the Rye (64), The House of Mirth (69), or The Adventures of Augie March (81), I can't say. In truth, I think it misleading to call Zuleika Dobson a novel. It has les [...]

    18. 3.5 starsOverall I did enjoy the book. The writing is good and I thought of giving this at least 4 starsbut somehow I changed my mind, and I'm not really sure why. Although, it is a book much different from what I've read before. I also liked the references on the Greek Mythology. What's obvious is that Beerbohm has his own distinguishing style.

    19. Beerbohm's Zuleika Dobson is a humorous satire, more in the vein of Oscar Wilde than Jonathan Swift. As the book proceeds from one ludicrous scenario to another, I felt less involved with the characters than with the pitiful realities that they are meant to deride. Beerbohm jabs at everything he touches, particularly the dandy and Oxford institutions, but he does it with a light and almost affectionate style. I fail to see how anyone could find the character of Zuleika charming, but I am told th [...]

    20. This is a highly-entertaining farce. The humor is anything but subtle.On another small table stood Zuleika's library. Both books were in covers of dull gold. On the back of one cover BRADSHAW, in beryls, was encrusted; on the back of the other, A.B.C. GUIDE, in amethysts, beryls, chrysoprases, and garnets.I could not miss that her "library" contained all of two books. Not being British, I missed that the two books were railway guides. I may have missed some other wit as well, but even 100 years [...]

    21. Reading online at DailyLit."Death cancels all engagements," in this morbidly funny satire of undergraduate life at Oxford. When a beautiful magician swears she can love no man susceptible to her charms she sets off a dangerous taste for suicide among the college boys.Free download available at Project Gutenberg.

    22. An absolute gem. I've no idea why it took me so long to read this. A send-up of academe, of classism, of romantic delusions, but with a great fondness for genuine romance, and for academic seductions. The language is ornate, effervescent, erudite, delightful; there are hilarious ghosts; there are sentient statues. I read a library copy, but plan to buy my own, to cheer my afternoons and to press upon friends who've not yet read it.

    23. I embarked on this expecting it to be uproariously funny, along the lines of Stella Gibbons or Wodehouse and found it to bet so much. A bit too long, with characters I longed to part company with. There are some amusing moments with the Duke, but overall, a slog.

    24. (Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter:]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)The CCLaP 100: In which I read for the first time a hundred so-called literary "classics," then write reports on whether or not they deserve the labelEssay #41: Zuleika Dobson, by Max Beerbohm (1911)The story in a nutshell:Originally published in 1911, Max Beerbohm's novella-sized Zuleika Dobson is in actuali [...]

    25. How is it possible to regard a work about the mass suicide of Oxford undergraduates -- all for unrequited love of a decorous young woman -- as a comedy? Yet Max Beerbohm has done it with The Illustrated Zuleika Dobson. Miss Zuleika Dobson, the granddaughter of the Warden of Judas College at Oxford [sic], turns the heads of all the young males at Oxford, most particularly that of the young Duke of Dorset, the leader of his college. Zuleika is one of those females who cannot approve of any male wh [...]

    26. This is satire. It has to be. I just thought it sounded like an interesting story and I needed a book title that started with Z for a challenge I was participating in. I had come across the author’s name and mention of the book title in an editorial I had read somewhere and added it to my TBR list. I had even looked at a portion of the copy (I realized it later, when I got to that place in the story.) The author claims, in 1946, that it was not written as a satire. He said he had written it as [...]

    27. While reading this book, I kept thinking of two quotes from the 20th century -- first, Andy Warhol's famous declaration that "In the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes," and conceptual artist Jenny Holzer's observation from one of her text-based projects: "Dying for love is beautiful but stupid." I think Zuleika Dobson suffers from the fact that modern readers cannot read it from a 1911 viewpoint. In a world filled with people who are famous despite their mediocrity -- and somet [...]

    28. Very funny. Very dark. I do so enjoy the satirical, cynical, witty wonderful voices of the Edwardians. Oscar Wilde and Saki have long been my favorites, so I was, at least in part, prepared for the full-on, no hold barred, over the top, overwritten hilarity that is Zuleika Dobson. Definitely a book which could only have been written/published before the Great Wars, in that twilight when such devastation seemed beyond reality or relegated to the long past. I'm sure that much of the Oxford/British [...]

    29. I thought this was an interesting novel! Quite funny and absurd at times, and the ending was actually pretty shocking-in a good way! I would say this is more of a 3.5/5 star read however. Though the writing was good, I found the novel dragged on a bit even though it was only around 250 pages long.

    30. Zuleika Dobson, full title Zuleika Dobson, or, an Oxford love story, is a 1911 novel by Max Beerbohm. This has got to be one of the strangest books I have ever read. It is so "different" that even though it has been weeks since I finished it I still remember it quite well, that doesn't happen often. According to :"Sir Henry Maximilian "Max" Beerbohm (24 August 1872 – 20 May 1956) was an English essayist, parodist, and caricaturist. He first became known in the 1890s as a dandy and a humorist. [...]

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