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Les Liaisons Dangereuses / Edition 1

Les Liaisons Dangereuses / Edition 1

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by Choderlos de Laclos, P.W.K. Stone
     
 

ISBN-10: 2253004014

ISBN-13: 9782253004011

Pub. Date: 01/28/1987

Publisher: Livre de Poche

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. And they play this game with

Overview

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. And they play this game with such wit and style that it is impossible not to admire them, until they discover mysterious rules that they cannot understand. In the ensuing battle there can be no winners, and the innocent 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 a world we still inhabit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782253004011
Publisher:
Livre de Poche
Publication date:
01/28/1987
Edition description:
French Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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