Top 10 Books about Oxford

 

Oxford is an important part of Britain and has been highly popularized because of Oxford University. It is also known as the City of Dreaming Spires. Over the years, it has produced some great scholars and achievers from there, and so it’s only fair people write fictional stories around the area. These are some of the famous books on Oxford over the years. They’re perfect for people who want to enjoy some classic and typical English literature.

 

Brideshead Revisited: The sacred and profane memories of captain Charles Ryder

This is a story of Charles Ryder and his feelings for the Marchmains, during the age before the Second World War. The book is set in Oxford and is a classic set in the upper class of Britain at the time.

Read it For:
A classic novel set in an ancient era of Britain.
Don't Read it For:
You get mixed messages from this book. So it might confuse some readers. Maybe it’s a way of giving everyone something to look forward to by reading this book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is revered even though it isn’t anything recent or updated.

Gaudy Night

A book series on mystery during the Golden age. The main character here is Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane. This is a murder mystery book.

Read it For:
The classic writing style of the author who is an apparent veteran at what she does.
Don't Read it For:
Classic stories don’t appeal to everyone. If you don’t like it, then you should go for something modern.
What makes this book stand out?:
The story is exceptional.

Zuleika Dobson

Zuleika arrives at Oxford to visit her grandfather who is the warden and gets admitted due to her beauty and talents and skills. She falls in love and breaks the heart of the Duke of Dorset. The incidents that follow are what takes most of the book’s story.

Read it For:
This is a classic book. Read it for the story and its comical twist.
Don't Read it For:
it’s a story on Oxford. Might be a bit of a bore to some people.
What makes this book stand out?:
Being funny for a classic.

The moving toyshop

A mystery set in Oxford 1938, a toy shop disappears overnight and turns into a grocery store and apparently, the body of the old woman also has disappeared along with it. Gervase Fen must figure out what happened.

Read it For:
A crime story set in Oxford.
Don't Read it For:
A good book during the holidays. Pick it up if you get the chance.
What makes this book stand out?:
The series is interesting and keeps you gripping for more.
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Doomsday Book

This book is exactly what you would expect from the title. The author gives us tips and pointers while we are living in the future that is, the 21st century.

Read it For:
The concept is itself interesting. Best reason to read it.
Don't Read it For:
The overuse of imagination here. It seems a bit too much out there to be believable.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is unique because it speaks about time travel, the future and how it’s going to be, etc.

Lyra’s Oxford

Lyra goes through Oxford while helping a daemon to go back to is alchemist living in Jericho.

Read it For:
The creativity and magical world created by the author in this book is amazing and exciting. It’s worth reading it.
Don't Read it For:
You should read this. It gets every reader interested whatever the age group you belong to.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is good because it has a world of its own in it.

To say nothing of the dog

This is Connie’s continuation of her Doomsday book. It follows the tale of Oxford student Ned Henry who seeks for a normal vacation after multiple travels to 1940 and back. However he tries, his vacation doesn’t seem to be too peaceful.

Read it For:
The writing and the story are what readers should look forward to.
Don't Read it For:
This is one of the most highly rated books of the author and is a fantastic read. No major flaws prevail.
What makes this book stand out?:
For being unique with the story and the combination of love and time traveling to the 20th century.

AN instance of the Fingerpost

A mystery novel set in England where Oxford is the center of everything. A murder takes place and from here on the story continues.

Read it For:
The combination of everything to make it a good book for all readers out there.
Don't Read it For:
I have no reasons not to. This book is interesting and comes highly reputed.
What makes this book stand out?:
The mystery that keeps readers gripped till the end of the book.

Mr. Verdant Green: Adventures of an Oxford Freshman

Follow the adventures of Mr. Verdant Green while he stayed at Oxford. This is an interesting book on the tales of Mr. Verdant and has been compiled from three books to one for readers to enjoy. The first book is on the initial days at Oxford and the pranking he has to endure by his childhood friend’s college mates. The second book is where he gets better at being an Oxford man and falls in love. The last book is the attempts of Verdant to woo and impress a girl.

Read it For:
A comic novel on the life of Mr. Verdant Green. In the first part, he makes his journey to Oxford for his education and on the way, is fooled by many students who know he is a rookie. He barely gets by the first book without being humiliated by other students and so on.
Don't Read it For:
It’s a classic British comic novel. Read it for a good pastime.
What makes this book stand out?:
Being an interesting series throughout the whole book. You truly enjoy the life and fun of Green in this book.

The Lessons

Story of a mansion somewhere in Oxford and its owner Mark Winters who gains the attention of a group of students. The book has mixed emotions and messages towards its readers and tells you the things that usually happens to college students during their academic life.

Read it For:
The story of students’ lives from happiness and love to a twist of events leaving them in trouble.
Don't Read it For:
The book is apparently highly rated hence it is better recommended to read for all novel fanatics out there.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is good on all fronts along with the story of college life and how it can affect you in all sorts of ways.

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