Max Beerbohm was an English essayist, parodist, and caricaturist best known for his satire and wit. He was born on August 24, 1872, and became a prominent figure in the literary circles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Beerbohm's most famous work is 'Zuleika Dobson', a novel that satirizes the academic life at Oxford University. He was also known for his sharp and often humorous essays, as well as his distinctive caricatures of public figures. Beerbohm's influence extended to both literature and the visual arts, and he remains a celebrated figure in British cultural history. He passed away on May 20, 1956.
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This collection presents the works of a renowned British essayist and caricaturist known for his wit and satire. The book features a variety of his writings, including essays, parodies, and short stories, all imbued with his unique style of humor and keen observations of human nature. Additionally, it showcases his talent as a caricaturist through several illustrations that accompany the text. The book offers a comprehensive look into the author's literary and artistic prowess, highlighting his significant contributions to 20th-century English literature and art.
"Zuleika Dobson" is a satirical novel set at Oxford University, where the beautiful Zuleika, a conjurer by profession, arrives and captivates the male population, including the Duke of Dorset. The Duke falls madly in love with her, but she remains indifferent to his feelings. In a tragic twist, the Duke decides to commit suicide to prove his love, starting a chain reaction among other male students. The novel is a critique of Edwardian Oxford and the foolishness of falling victim to unrequited love.
"Seven Men and Two Others" is a collection of satirical essays that blend fact with fiction, offering a whimsical critique of literary and artistic figures from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The book profiles a series of eccentric and often outlandish characters, each with their own peculiarities and idiosyncrasies, who are purportedly known to the narrator. Through these vivid and imaginative portraits, the work explores themes of vanity, ambition, and the foibles of human nature, all delivered with a sharp wit and a subtle, ironic humor that both parodies and pays homage to the culture of the time.