written by Max Beerbohm
. Beerbohm's only novel
, Zuleika Dobson
was published in 1911.
Zuleika is a woman who comes to Oxford and throws the entirety of Judas College into upheaval. All the undergraduates
fall in love with her, including the Duke, but Zulieka can only love those who do not love her. All her would-be lovers wish to kill themselves to show their devotion.
Hilarious in a British kind of way
. If you're into Edwardian satire
, this book is great.