The eponymous heroine of Beerbohm's novel, a great beauty who pays a fatal visit to her uncle, the warden of Judas College, Oxford, in Eights Week. All the young men fall madly in love with her and, when rejected, they rush ‘like lemmings’ and drown themselves in the Isis. The only survivor is the less agile Noaks, who trips on the way.
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Max Beerbohm (1872—1956) caricaturist and writer