The whimsical tale of a beautiful girl who takes Oxford by storm. Written by Max Beerbohm, it is illustrated with his own sketches, and there is an introduction by Professor N. John Hall.
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"Perfectly delightful... all style and wit, a pretty fantasy served up in exquisite, ornamented prose... It is a book that would have doubtless pleased even the fussy author himself." -Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
"A perfect fantasy." -V. S. Pritchett, New York Review of Books
"The mixture of factual background and fantastic elaboration so characteristic of the text is now balanced visually by parodies." -Alan Bell, Times Literary Supplement
"The pictures add enormously to the pleasure we take in [Beerbohm's] elegantly stylized satire." -New Yorker
"The illustrations are charming, the style is both erudite and lively." -Walter Kendrick, Village Voice
"Graceful, witty, and charming, the illustrations... delight us." -Sam Pickering, Sewanee ReviewAbout the Author:
Max Beerbohm (1872-1956) was a leading critic, essayist, and caricaturist. N. John Hall is Distinguished Professor of English, Bronx Community College and the Graduate School, City University of New York. His most recent book is Max Beerbohm: A Kind of Life (see page 44).
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Book Description Yale University Press, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110300097328
Book Description Yale University Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0300097328 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1012175