Blog Posts - Max Beerbohm

A Victorian Alphabet: Z is for Zuleika

After 25 letters in my Victorian Alphabet, I’m cheating a little bit here, as Max Beerbohm’s Zuleika Dobson, or An Oxford Love Story wasn’t actually published until 1911. But, having recently finished reading Rupert Hart-Davis’s Letters...
by The Secret Victorianist on Mar 7, 2015

A Victorian Alphabet: Y is for Why Yellow??

Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper(1892) is a staple nineteenth-century text for students of literature in the English-speaking world, and especially the US. The 6,000-word short story is an account written in the first person of a wom...
by The Secret Victorianist on Jan 31, 2015

A Victorianist's Guide to Oxford

‘Towery city and branchy between towers’ – the opening line of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s poem ‘Duns Scotus’s Oxford’ has always summed up for me the appearance of England’s first university city on a sunny morning. One of Oxford’s gre...
by The Secret Victorianist on Nov 12, 2013

Max Beerbohm: Enoch Soames

When a book about the literature of the eighteen-nineties was given by Mr. Holbrook Jackson to the world, I looked eagerly in the index for Soames, Enoch. It was as I feared: he was not there. But everybody else was. Many writers whom I had quite for...

Light is everywhere you go

I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul. Max BeerbohmHi my friends,Thanks for all the friendly congrats and comments to my post yesterday. Do you love window shopping - like I do?Enjoy this...
by Sue's Daily Photography on Jun 24, 2011

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