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University Life in Eighteenth-Century Oxford

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  1 Review
This delightful social history of academic life in eighteenth-century Oxford reveals the pleasures and sadnesses, the sobriety and excess, the exuberance and idleness of life at the great university. Humorous, crowded with anecdote, and handsomely illustrated, the book draws on a rich variety of contemporary sources to describe the experiences of students and dons-not only ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 30th 1996 by Yale University Press (first published September 2nd 1996)
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Margaret Sullivan
Feb 10, 2015 Margaret Sullivan rated it really liked it
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An enjoyable and informative read, and it's interesting to note that university life has not changed much over the years! I have been enjoying lovely mind-plays about Henry Tilney and his friends gathered in his comfortably furnished chambers of an evening, reading aloud to one another, or enjoying some port and singing some glees. I wish there was more about what they actually studied, but I suppose that must be covered elsewhere!
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