Title Zuleika Dobson or An Oxford Love Story
Book Condition Very Good-
Size 277 pages
Publisher NY Heritage Press c1911,1960
Illustrator Illustrated by George Him
Seller ID 6565
Grey decorated linen covers faintly sunned at edges and spine. Spine head corners bumped and soiled, front end paper and most pages creased at top spine corner, tiny tear at top hinge on decorated front pastedown (all look like the result of a hard bump or fall). Page edges, blue speckeled by publisher, lightly yellowed; interior pages clean, none loose. No dust wrapper as issued, black slipcase rather fragile with split seams and interior boards exposed. Black & white and 16 full page colour illustrations. ; Preface by Douglas Cleverdon. Heritage Club "Sandglass" laid in. The lovely Zuleika Dobson is a professional magician and the granddaughter of the Warden of Judas College, Oxford. (Based on Merton College, Oxford, Beerbohm's alma mater). All of the student body falls victim to her charms... This is one of crime novelist Val McDermid's top 10 Oxford novels. 'A mad fantasy, this is a satire on the sheltered world of Oxford colleges a century ago. Zuleika, granddaughter of the warden of Judas College, is a conjuror whose charms bewitch all the men who come into contact with her. Rejection drives them to mass suicide and Zuleika sets her sights on Cambridge. Beerbohm's a class act whose wit makes this still worth a read.'; ' this curiosity is still great fun to read. Just don’t go looking for a moral.'-This title reviewed and recommended by Scott the owner of the "Stuck in a Book" blog. This will not fit safely in an International Priority Mail envelope. Image is actual copy on offer.
Oxford College Students Novel 19th Century England Magic Humor Humour Satire