And Even Now

Max BEERBOHM (1872 - 1956)

This is a diverse collection of essays by English writer Max Beerbohm, whose circle included such notables as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Ezra Pound, and Somerset Maugham. Much of Beerbohm's work was humorous, including parodies of various aspects of the upper class life into which he was born.

Some of these pieces are humorous, some philosophical, and some even sad. They include, for instance: a frankly self-critical piece on the pomposity and self-importance of his early literary ambitions; a half-eager, half-repining essay on a missing and uncompleted portrait of the great German writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; and a funny, but politically critical essay on "the servant question." (Summary by Kirsten Wever.)

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works, Humor

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 A Relic (1918) Kirsten Wever
00:18:55
Play 02 ''How Shall I Word It?'' (1910) Kirsten Wever
00:18:56
Play 03 Mobled King (1911) Kirsten Wever
00:31:46
Play 04 Kolniyatsch (1913) Kirsten Wever
00:11:14
Play 05 No 2. The Pines (1914) Kirsten Wever
00:55:26
Play 06 A Letter That Was Not Written (1914) Kirsten Wever
00:12:03
Play 07 Books Within Books (1914) Kirsten Wever
00:24:31
Play 08 The Golden Drugget (1918) Kirsten Wever
00:13:31
Play 09 Hosts and Guests (1918) Kirsten Wever
00:34:42
Play 10 A Point to be Remembered by Very Eminent Men (1918) Kirsten Wever
00:19:42
Play 11 Servants (1918) Kirsten Wever
00:41:22
Play 12 Going Out For A Walk (1918) Kirsten Wever
00:09:06
Play 13 Quia Imperfectum (1918) Kirsten Wever
00:36:49
Play 14 Something Defeasible (July, 1919) Kirsten Wever
00:15:09
Play 15 'A Clergyman' (1918) Kirsten Wever
00:15:44
Play 16 The Crime (1920) Kirsten Wever
00:16:08
Play 17 In Homes Unblest (1919) Kirsten Wever
00:13:55
Play 18 William and Mary (1920) Kirsten Wever
00:32:11
Play 19 On Speaking French (1919) Kirsten Wever
00:19:57
Play 20 Laughter (1920) Kirsten Wever
00:33:56