Looking for Class: Days and Nights at Oxford and Cambridge

Looking for Class: Days and Nights at Oxford and Cambridge

by Bruce Feiler
     
 

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An irresistible, entertaining peek into the privileged realm of Wordsworth and Wodehouse, Chelsea Clinton and Hugh Grant, Looking for Class offers a hilarious account of one man's year at Oxford and Cambridge — the garden parties and formal balls, the high-minded debates and drinking Olympics. From rowing in an exclusive regatta to learning lessons in

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An irresistible, entertaining peek into the privileged realm of Wordsworth and Wodehouse, Chelsea Clinton and Hugh Grant, Looking for Class offers a hilarious account of one man's year at Oxford and Cambridge — the garden parties and formal balls, the high-minded debates and drinking Olympics. From rowing in an exclusive regatta to learning lessons in love from a Rhodes Scholar, Bruce Feiler's enlightening, eye-popping adventure will forever change your view of the British upper class, a world romanticized but rarely seen.

Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times
“How completely recognizable the world he describes is, and how vividly he makes it spring to life before us.”
Library Journal
The intimate look at foreign education begun by Feiler in his Learning To Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan ( LJ 8/91) is here focused on those romanticized paragons of academia: Oxford and Cambridge. He tells of his stint (1990-91) as a graduate student in international relations at Cambridge and his romantic interest in an American Rhodes scholar at Oxford. Feiler's wit and humor shine through as he relates his encounters with academic protocols, bedders, porters, rowing, alcohol consumption, social gatherings, tutorials, debates, adjustments to the Queen's English (almost a foreign tongue, he claims), sharking, and interpersonal relationships as a ``colonist.'' He concludes by pointing out affinities between Japanese and British education and cultures while citing the differences with the American modus operandi. Recommended for libraries serving those interested in international education.-- Scott Johnson, Meridian Community Coll. Lib., Miss.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060527037
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/03/2003
Series:
Harper Perennial
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
371,674
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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