Liaisons Dangereuses, Les

Liaisons Dangereuses, Les

by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
     
 

The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. Its prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, gifted, wealthy, and bored, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game—a game which they must win. And they play… See more details below

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The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. Its prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, gifted, wealthy, and bored, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game—a game which they must win. And they play with such wit and style that it is impossible not to admire them—until they discover that the game has mysterious rules that they cannot understand. In the ensuing vicious battle there can be no victors, and the innocent will suffer with the guilty. This new translation gives Laclos a modern voice, and readers will be able to judge whether the novel is as 'diabolical' and 'infamous' as its critics have claimed, or whether it has much to tell us about the kind of world we ourselves live in.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451521699
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Publication date:
05/01/1962
Series:
Coll. Gf
Edition description:
MOVIE TIE
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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