Zuleika Dobson

Zuleika Dobson is a novel by Max Beerbohm, first published in 1911. It tells the story of Zuleika, a beautiful young woman who is the object of desire for all the young men at Oxford University. Zuleika is a student at the university, and her beauty and charm quickly make her the center of attention. All the young men at the university are instantly smitten with her, and they all compete for her affections.

The novel follows Zuleika as she navigates the attention of the young men, and the various schemes they come up with to win her heart. One of the young men, the Duke of Dorset, is particularly determined to win her affections, and he devises a plan to make her his. He invites all the young men of Oxford to a grand ball, and tells them that the first man to dance with Zuleika will be the one she chooses as her husband.

The plan works, and Zuleika chooses the Duke of Dorset as her husband. However, the other young men are so distraught at losing her that they all commit suicide. Zuleika is horrified by the tragedy, and she decides to leave Oxford and never return.

The novel is a satire of the British upper class, and it is full of witty dialogue and humorous situations. It is also a commentary on the power of beauty and the lengths people will go to in order to win the affections of someone they desire. Zuleika Dobson is a classic novel that is still enjoyed by readers today.