Les Liaisons dangereuses



Les Liaisons dangereuses The Complex Moral Ambiguities Of Seduction And Revenge Make Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1782 One Of The Most Scandalous And Controversial Novels In European Literature The Subject Of Major Film And Stage Adaptations, The Novel S Prime Movers, The Vicomte De Valmont And The Marquise De Merteuil, Form An Unholy Alliance And Turn Seduction Into A Game A Game Which They Must Win This New Translation Gives Laclos A Modern Voice, And Readers Will Be Able A 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 David Coward S Introduction Explodes Myths About Laclos S Own Life And Puts The Book In Its Literary And Cultural Context.

Pierre Ambroise Fran ois Choderlos de Laclos was a French novelist, official and army general, best known for writing the epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses.A unique case in French literature, he was for a long time considered to be as scandalous a writer as the Marquis de Sade or Nicolas Edme R tif He was a military officer with no illusions about human relations, and an amateur writer h Pierre Ambroise Fran ois Choderlos de Laclos was a French novelist, official and army general, best known for writing the epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses.A unique case in French literature, he was for a long time considered to be as scandalous a writer as the Marquis de Sade or Nicolas Edme R tif He was a military officer with no illusions about human relations, and an amateur writer however, his initial plan was to write a work which departed from the ordinary, which made a noise, and which would remain on earth after his death from this point of view he mostly attained his goals, with the fame of his masterwork Les Liaisons dangereuses It is one of the masterpieces of novelistic literature of the 18th century, which explores the amorous intrigues of the aristocracy It has inspired a large number of critical and analytic commentaries, plays, and films.Cyrillic profile

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  • Paperback
  • 448 pages
  • Les Liaisons dangereuses
  • Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
  • English
  • 14 April 2019
  • 0192838679

10 thoughts on “Les Liaisons dangereuses

  1. Bill Kerwin says:

    Dangerous Liaisons improves as it progresses I was tempted to abandon it, but I persisted and am glad, for although this epistolary novel of the last days of the ancien regime initially appears to be stylish but superficial it soon grows in both subtlety and power Many of the difficulties of the book are perhaps inevitable in any work that chronicles seduction in epistolary form The letters of the wicked are elegant, the letters of the good are instructive, but the letters of the naive and Dangerous Liaisons improves as it progresses I was tempted to abandon it, but I persisted and am glad, for although this epistolary novel of the last days of the ancien regime initially appears to be stylish but superficial it soon grows in both subtlety and power Many of the difficulties of the book are perhaps inevitable in any work that chronicles seduct...

  2. Michelle says:

    By the second letter, the film Cruel Intentions bloomed in my mind I never even bothered to learn where that movie was adapted from Now, I m quite happy to have come upon this book I just love the Surprise Yourself stack at my library I was intimidated at first, but after a few pages, I was hooked This is deliciously...

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  4. William1 says:

    An absolutely magnificent novel To think that it was published in 1782, seven years before the French Revolution Libert galit fraternitIt has been argued that the novel thus caught a doomed aristocracy distracted by decadent and libertine ways that would soon be its undoing The gift the novel s main characters display for casuistry, calumny, prevarication and cynical self involvement takes the breath away The novel is so tightly wrapped, so self referential, that I doubt I will find an An absolutely magnificent novel To think that it was published in 1782, seven years before the French Revolution Libert galit fraternitIt has been argued that the novel thus caught a doomed aristocracy distracted by decadent and lib...

  5. Lisa says:

    Oh the painful brilliance of these letters Someone recently said to me that it is sad that people have stopped writing old fashioned letters, being so muchpersonal and private than the frequently impolite, monosyllabic insults people tend to spit out on Twitter, Facebook and in various comment threads on the internet I agreed, but continued to think about it, and all of a sudden, this epistolary novel came to my mind in all its passionate evil power.Choderlos de Laclos certainly is a perf Oh the painful brilliance of these letters Someone recently said to me that it is sad that people have stopped writing old fashioned letters, being so muchpersonal and private than the frequently impolite, monosyllabic insults people tend to spit out on Twitter, Facebook and in various comment threads on the internet I agreed, but continued to think about it, and all of a sudden, this epistolary novel came to my mind in all its passionate evil power.Choderlos de Laclos certainly is a perfect example of the good old times that were not really better, and that featured the same hateful, jealous, treacherous, spiteful characters, happy to engage in intrigues and dangerous games with high stakes, always exposed to the threat of publication of written evidence Sex and power, twisted love and betrayal those ingredients...

  6. Manny says:

    Letter 94 Viscomte de Rayner to the Goodreads CommunityThis morning, I thought of M de Laclos s charming novel for the first time in years, when an interfering busybody saw fit to edit my Quiz question about it I was forced to spend an hour checking the text, so that I could thoroughly refute her misconceptions about C cile s role in the story, and I trust I shall hear nofrom the vil...

  7. Dolors says:

    Definitely the best epistolary book I have ever read and probably one of the best novels displaying the double morale in the eighteenth century Paris.Monsieur de Laclos masters the style, creating two hero villain characters whom, although monsters without scruples, one can t help to admire They are playful, amusing, witty and skillful in the art of deception They are also vain, prideful creatures who seek their own pleasure without caring for the outcome of their poor victims.Marquise de Mert Definitely the best epistolary book I have ever read and probably one of the best novels displaying t...

  8. K.D. Absolutely says:

    When you rate a book, do you consider the introduction written by a different person , appendices, blurbs and entries in Wikipedia I mean do you consider the historical background of the story the life story of the author it s impact to whatever since its first publication Or you ignore all of them and just rate the story as if you do not know anything about those Two schools of thought I know some people...

  9. Marquise says:

    Come back, my dear Vicomte, come backThus starts this tale of deceit and corruption through seduction, with a summons from the Marquise de Merteuil to her confidante and former lover, the Vicomte de Valmont.Unknown to Madame la Marquise, this seemingly innocuous petition will set the snowball in a downwards motion, because M le Vicomte is at present visiting his aunt, where he ll meet and become half obsessed and half enamoured with the virtuous and too melodramatic and hand wringing Pr siCome back, my dear Vicomte, come backThus starts this tale of deceit and corruption through seduction, with a summons from the Marquise de Merteuil to her confidante and former lover, the Vicomte de Valmont.Unknown to Madame la Marquise, this seemingly innocuous petition will set the snowball in a downwards motion, because M le Vicomte is at present visiting his aunt, where he ll meet and become half obsessed and half enamoured with the virtuous and too melodramatic and hand wringing Pr sidente de Tourvel, a beautiful married woman he wants to seduce, but who resists him.Valmont decides to not hurry up back to Paris as his former mistress wishes, and decides to share his devious plans for Madame de Tourvel with her by letter Unamused, the Marquise throws in a challenge, daring him to give sound proof of his success in seducing the devout woman, which see...

  10. Michael Finocchiaro says:

    One of my all time favourite books, Les Liaisons dangereuses is a tour de force written entirely in letters It is the only literature that nobleman Laclos every wrote but he hit a grand slam with this one Intrigue, sex, betrayal it is a gripping story told in the margins between the written word and the gaps between the letters Hard to describe without spoiling the pleasure of potential readers, suffice it to say that the movie as awesome as Uma and Close and Malkovich were in the 1988 fil One of my all time favourite books, Les Liaisons dangereuses is a tour de force written entirely in letters It is the only literature that nob...

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