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Oxford from Within
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Paperback, 232 pages
Published March 15th 2007 by Streeter Press
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Oct 18, 2016 Istvan Zoltan rated it it was ok · review of another edition
Hugh de Sélincourt's book 'Oxford from within' is an interesting piece: the language and style are severely outdated, the narrative mediocre even for its own age and the ambition of the book. However, the author's personal experiences of Oxford give it a touch of charm, and the humour and the wit to which the writer sometimes rises provide periods of real enjoyment and one or two good laughs. The author's stance is also surprisingly modern on issues of the cooperation between sciences and fields ...more
Hugh de Selincourt was an English author and journalist, chiefly remembered today for his timeless tale of village cricket, The Cricket Match (1924). He studied at Dulwich College before going on to University College, Oxford. During the 1910s, he worked as a journalist, initially as drama critic of the Star and later as literary critic of the Observer. He continued to write book reviews for the O ...moreMore about Hugh de Selincourt...