By Max Beerbohm
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Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm ranked # 59 on The Modern Library's Top 100 Novels list as selected by its Board Members.
Zuleika Dobson is a 1911 novel by Max Beerbohm, a satire of undergraduate life at Oxford. It was his only novel, but was none the less very successful.
Zuleika Dobson is a stunningly beautiful young woman, a true femme fatale, who is a conjurer by profession. Zuleika manages to gain entrance to the privileged, all-male domain of Oxford University when she visits her grandfather, the Warden of Judas College (based on Merton College, Oxford, Beerbohm's alma mater).
This satire includes such wonderful lines as "Death cancels all engagements" and presents a wickedly funny view of Edwardian Oxford.
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