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Henry Maximilian Beerbohm was born in England in 1872. In his twenties, Beerbohm became part of the literary circle of Oscar Wilde, and in 1898 he became the drama critic for the Saturday Review. His predecessor George Bernard Shaw recommended Beerbohm for this position supposedly because of Beerbohm's attacks on Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant, one of Shaw's own works. It was also Shaw who gave Beerbohm the nickname The Incomparable Max. Beerbohm was known primarily for his sharp wit, often expressed in parody and satire, His first book The Works of Max Beerbohm was a collection of essays in a mock-scholarly format. Other essay collections include Yet Again, And Even Now, Around Theatres, and Mainly on the Air, which was based on a series of radio broadcasts. His fiction includes one novel titled Zuleika Dobson: An Oxford Love Story and numerous short stories. Many of his short stories have been published in such collections as The Happy Hypocrite, Seven Men, and A Variety of Things. Beerbohm's flair for humor and parody was carried over into his art. He was a gifted caricaturist and was as well known for his drawings as for his writing. His drawings have been published in the collections Caricatures of Twenty-five Gentlemen, The Second Childhood of John Bull, A Book of Caricatures, Fifty Caricatures, Rosetti and His Circle, and Things Old and New. Beerbohm resigned from the Saturday Review in 1910 when he married Florence Kahn, an American actress, and they retired to Rapallo, Italy. The Beerbohms returned to England for several years during World War II, but in 1947 they returned to Rapallo where Beerbohm died in 1956. Beerbohm was knighted in 1939. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Zuleika Dobson 1,569 copies, 30 reviews
Seven Men 199 copies, 1 review
Seven Men and Two Others 177 copies, 3 reviews
A Christmas Garland 91 copies, 3 reviews
The Happy Hypocrite 65 copies, 2 reviews
And Even Now 56 copies
Rossetti and His Circle 46 copies, 2 reviews
The Poet's Corner 41 copies, 1 review
The Works of Max Beerbohm 39 copies, 1 review
Around theatres 36 copies
Lytton Strachey 28 copies
Yet Again 26 copies
More 17 copies, 1 review
Works and More 12 copies, 1 review
Max's Nineties 12 copies
A.V. Laider 11 copies
A survey 11 copies
Max Beerbohm in perspective (Preface) 7 copies
James Pethel 7 copies
Observations 7 copies
The Importance of Being Earnest (Contributor, some editions) 9,950 copies, 165 reviews
The Art of the Personal Essay (Contributor) 1,236 copies, 8 reviews
50 Great Short Stories (Contributor) 1,064 copies, 8 reviews
Arms and the Man (Contributor, some editions) 988 copies, 16 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 853 copies, 7 reviews
The Book of Fantasy (Contributor) 510 copies, 11 reviews
The Time Traveller's Almanac (Contributor) 472 copies, 11 reviews
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (Contributor) 458 copies, 8 reviews
The Stuffed Owl: An Anthology of Bad Verse (Illustrator, some editions) 224 copies, 9 reviews
Stories to Remember {complete} (Contributor) 175 copies, 2 reviews
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (Contributor) 132 copies, 1 review
Stories to Remember, Volume II (Contributor) 114 copies, 2 reviews
Decadent Poetry (Contributor) 76 copies
The Modern Theatre Volume 6 (Contributor) 69 copies
Nightshade: 20th Century Ghost Stories (Contributor) 62 copies, 2 reviews
The Second Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (Contributor) 55 copies, 1 review
Reading for Pleasure (Contributor) 46 copies
The Female Approach (some editions) 38 copies
Best SF: 1973 (Contributor) 38 copies, 2 reviews
Modern Essays (Contributor) 32 copies
The Mystery Book (Contributor) 27 copies
A Book of Essays (Contributor) 25 copies
Oxford and Oxfordshire in Verse (Contributor) 11 copies
Tall Short Stories (Contributor) 9 copies
The London Omnibus (Contributor) 6 copies
Kipling and the Critics (Contributor) 6 copies
150 anni in Giallo (Contributor) 2 copies
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