Adultery (See also Cuckoldry, Faithlessness.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Adultery (See also Cuckoldry, Faithlessness.)

  1. Alcmena unknowingly commits adultery when Jupiter impersonates her husband. [Rom. Lit.: Amphitryon]
  2. Alison betrays old husband amusingly with her lodger, Nicholas. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “Miller’s Tale”]
  3. Andermatt, Christiane eventually has child by lover, not husband. [Fr. Lit.: Mont-Oriol, Magill I, 618–620]
  4. Bathsheba pressured by David to commit adultery during husband’s absence. [O.T.: II Samuel 11:4]
  5. Bloom, Molly sensual wife of Leopold has an affair with Blazes Boylan. [Irish Lit.: Joyce Ulysses in Magill I, 1040]
  6. Bovary, Emma acquires lovers to find rapture marriage lacks. [Fr. Lit.: Madame Bovary, Magill I, 539–541]
  7. Brant, Capt. Adam fatefully falls for general’s wife. [Am. Lit.: Mourning Becomes Electra]
  8. Buchanan, Tom even with Daisy’s knowledge, deliberately has affairs. [Am. Lit.: The Great Gatsby]
  9. Chatterley, Connie takes the gameskeeper of her impotent husband as her lover. [Br. Lit.: D. H. Lawrence Lady Chatterley’s Lover in Benét, 559]
  10. Clytemnestra takes Aegisthus as paramour. [Gk. Lit.: Orestes]
  11. Couples group of ten husbands sleep with each others’ wives. [Am. Lit.: Weiss, 108]
  12. Cunizza amours with Sordello while married to first husband. [Br. Lit.: Sordello]
  13. currant symbol of infidelity. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 398]
  14. de Lamare, Julien Jeanne’s young philandering husband, who has affairs with her foster-sister and their neighbor’s wife. [Fr. Lit.: Maupassant A Woman’s Life in Magill I, 1127]
  15. Dimmesdale, Rev. Arthur Puritan minister who commits adultery. [Am. Lit.: Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter]
  16. Guinevere King Arthur’s unfaithful wife. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur]
  17. Herzog insatiable husband plays the field. [Am. Lit.: Herzog]
  18. Julia, Donna Alfonso’s wife; gives herself to Don Juan. [Br. Lit.: “Don Juan” in Magill I, 217–219]
  19. Karenina, Anna commits adultery with Count Vronsky; scandalizes Russian society. [Russ. Lit.: Anna Karenina]
  20. Lancelot enters into an adulterous relationship with Guinevere. [Br. Lit.: Malory Le Mort d’Arthur]
  21. Mannon, Christine conspires with lover to poison husband; discovered, commits suicide. [Am. Lit.: Mourning Becomes Electra]
  22. Moechus personification of adultery. [Br. Lit.: The Purple Island, Brewer Handbook, 715]
  23. Pozdnishef, Madame bored with husband, acquires Trukhashevsky as lover. [Russ. Lit.: The Kreutzer Sonata, Magill I, 481–483]
  24. Prynne, Hester adulterous woman in Puritan New England; condemned to wear a scarlet letter. [Am. Lit.: The Scarlet Letter]
  25. scarlet letter “A” for “adultery” sewn on Hester Prynne’s dress. [Am. Lit.: The Scarlet Letter]
  26. Tonio after Nedda’s repulsion, tells husband of her infidelities. [Ital. Opera: Leoncavallo, Pagliacci, Westerman, 341–342]
  27. Wicked Bible misprint gives Commandment: “Thou shalt commit adultery.” [sic] [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 108]