Saturday, April 30, 2011


A satire of Oxford life set in in the late 1900's.

It is the story of a conjurer , Zuleika Dobson, who goes to stay with her uncle at Oxford.

She has numerous undergraduates fall in love with her who she all spurns , this leads to at least one suicide and chaos throughout the novel.

It is very funny in places and I stuck with it but I do believe it was only very relevant to those who attended Oxford in and around the same time period. For those of us that have never even been to a university let alone Oxford much of what is written sailed completely over my head.

This is listed as one of the great novels, but I have a feeling a lot of the votes will have come from Oxford graduates.

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