picaresque victimizer and victim who encounters all the social classes of 18th-century Spain. [Fr. Lit.: Gil Blas; Benét, 395]
educated rogue on warpath for self-gain. [Fr. Lit.: Gil Blas]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.