charming young lady who unconcernedly dazzles Oxford undergraduates. [Br. Lit.: Magill II, 1169]
every Oxford undergraduate falls in love with and despairs over her. [Br. Lit.: Zuleika Dobson]
See: Love, Unrequited
Oxford undergraduates commit suicide when she spurns them. [Br. Lit.: Magill II, 1169]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.