Oxford

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Oxford University Press, Apr 23, 1987 - Travel - 304 pages
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King James I once said that if he were not a king he would like to be an Oxford man. `I was a modest, good-humoured boy,' wrote Max Beerbohm, `it is Oxford that has made me insufferable.' An entertaining blend of fact and anecdote, this is a classic account of the character, history, mores, buildings, climate, and people of a unique city, which has given its name to a marmalade, bags, a grey, shoes, a Group, a Movement, a dictionary, and an accent. Written in elegant, witty prose, this is a delightful portrait of the home of the MG and the university which educated twenty-three British prime ministers. - ;King James I once said that if he were not a king he would like to be an Oxford man. `I was a modest, good-humoured boy,' wrote Max Beerbohm, `it is Oxford that has made me insufferable.' An entertaining blend of fact and anecdote, this is a classic account of the character, history, mores, buildings, climate, and people of a unique city, which has given its name to a marmalade, bags, a grey, shoes, a Group, a Movement, a dictionary, and an accent. Written in elegant, witty prose, this is a delightful portrait of the home of the MG and the university which educated twenty-three British prime ministers. -
  

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User Review  - Andrea Fuller - Goodreads

Very well written. I was a history major so I read a lot of dry history books, this was the exact opposite. The author's writing style is so wonderful I could see what she was writing about and learning at the same time. I highly recommend! Read full review

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User Review  - Henry - Goodreads

Just a big dump of research, with some pretty prose about the locale. Took two weeks to finish the book. I'll take a leap and say that it's also uncompelling because the place itself has seen no wars ... Read full review

Contents

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TWO
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THREE
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FOUR
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FIVE
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Index
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About the Author:
Jan Morris is the author of many books, including The Matter of Wales, Journeys, Destinations, Among the Cities, and the highly acclaimed Manhattan '45.

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