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Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Penguin Classics)
Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Penguin Classics) by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 0140441166 9780140441161
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Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Penguin Classics) by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Published in 1782, only seven years before the French Revolution, Les Liaisons Dangereusesis a disturbing and ultimately damning portrayal of a decadent society. At its centre are two aristocrats, former lovers, who embark on a game of seduction and manipulation to bring amusement to their jaded existences. While the Marquise de Merteuil challenges the Vicomte de Valmont to seduce an innocent convent girl. The Vicomte is also preoccupied with the conquest of a virtuous married woman. But as their intrigues deepen and they find their human pawns responding in ways they could not have predicted, the consequences prove to be more serious, and deadly, than Merteuil and Valmont could have guessed. P. W. K. Stones introduction examines Laclos background and moral aims, the epistolic style of Les Liaisons Dangereusesand the scandalized reception it aroused when first published.

Author: Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 400

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Publication Date: 1961-11-30

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ISBN: 0140441166

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