Monday, April 12, 2010

Ten of the best: lotharios in literature

For the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best lotharios in literature.

One character on the list:

Even more Satanic than Lovelace, whom he clearly imitates, the Vicomte de Valmont, in Les Liaisons dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos, is a dedicated sensualist who sets out to seduce the virtuous Madame de Tourvel, whose husband is away on a court case. Everyone ends up corrupted.
Read about another lothario on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue