Sunday, March 8, 2009
March 8: Dangerous Experience with a Wife (Vol. 14, pp. 307-319)
This passage from "Don Quixote" shows us how the word "lothario" entered the language. Anselmo, Lothario's pal, wants to know if his wife is faithful. He leaves town, entrusting his wife Camilla into Lothario's care. Of course, Camilla falls for Lothario and the rest of the story is the usual misery that is so much a part of literature of this era.