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Les Liaisons Dangereuses
     

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

by Christopher Hampton, Pierre Ambroise Laclos (Photographer)
 

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The scandalous reputation of Laclos's novel, first published in 1782, is based on its chilling portrayal of the mannered decadence and sexual cynicism of the French aristocracy in the last years of the ancien regime. Christopher Hampton has made a masterful adaptation for the stage of the conspiracy to corrupt a young girl barely out of her convent.

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The scandalous reputation of Laclos's novel, first published in 1782, is based on its chilling portrayal of the mannered decadence and sexual cynicism of the French aristocracy in the last years of the ancien regime. Christopher Hampton has made a masterful adaptation for the stage of the conspiracy to corrupt a young girl barely out of her convent.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780571137244
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Publication date:
01/01/1985
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Christopher Hampton was born in the Azores in 1946. He wrote his first play, When Did You Last See Your Mother? at the age of eighteen. His work for the theatre, television and cinema includes The Philanthropist, adaptations of Ibsen and Moliere, and the screenplays Dangerous Liaisons, Carrington and The Secret Agent, the last two of which he also directed.

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