Earlier this month I reviewed Max Beerbohm's singular novel of Zuleika Dobson (here). I was at the Tasmanian State Library the other day and found an edition of The Illustrated Zuleika Dobson which is the version of the book Mr. Beerbohm illustrated with his caricatures. The pictures are absolutely charming.
Max Beerbohm was known for his caricatures, essays and short stories and he only wrote one novel in his life. I enjoyed these illustrations so much I thought I would share them here for a bit of fun. Enjoy.
collects her at the train station.
|A night out.|
|2 black owls appear for a night before the death of a Duke|
|..................as do all the young men of Oxford also |
drown for Zuleika
|The Duke throws himself into the river|
for Zuleika ....
|Zuleika with her maid Milisande. Now all the Oxford men|
are gone whatever will she do now she bemoans.