A new translation of one of the most notorious novels of all time Published just years before the French Revolution, Laclos’s great novel of. Dangerous Liaisons, novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, first published in as Les Liaisons dangereuses. The work, also translated as Dangerous. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 2 by Choderlos de Laclos. Dangerous Connections, v. 1, 2, 3, 4 by Choderlos de Laclos. No cover.

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The letters are the plot, making this metafiction; their content and their incriminating existence shape and drive the action.

While others are deft and cruel. Early, it must abort. On the surface, reading “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” is no more difficult than following a very long Facebook conversation thread even better if you have scandalous friends Or is something far more sinister at work? Trivia About Les Liaisons dang Get access to the Member Daily Deal. Dec 01, Dangefous rated it liked it Shelves: When you bungle folly after folly, you come running back to me each time, and I’m always the one who has to take you out of scrapes.

I mean do you consider the historical background of the story?

Mark Manson Narrated by: It’s an explosively smutty era, but even most of the smut isn’t that great. Dangerous Liaisons improves as it progresses. Ellen By the end of the story, none of the letters are meaningless. She doesn’t have the capacity to liaisos what the long-term repercussions of her budding tastes are, which is where this game becomes dangerous for her.

Want to Read saving…. In addition, the letters beco Aside from the fact that Les Liaisons Dangereuses has a tight, efficient plot and well-constructed characters, what’s most impressive about it is how well it works as an actual epistolary novel. I never even bothered to learn where that movie was adapted from.


While the woman Merteuil is an expert in deciphering and deconstructing human emotions and its repercussions, Valmont is a virtuoso of reading human reactions even in the slightest form of subtle and heavily-attempted hidden gestures; which enables him to translate it to the emotions of hi I’m amazed, these two principal characters that are the very incarnations of malice have incredibly salient and correct anecdotes about love and the beauty of sex considering they use it to humiliate others.

Her Marquise de Merteuil was incredible. The evil, jealous Marquise de Merteuil challenges her lover, the Vicomte de Valmont, to poerre up with a virtuous lady he has seduced as part of a cruel entertainment.

In any case, I love this format in literature. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. Please add cover and update synopsis 7 16 Dec 18, His first novel, Les Liaisons dangereusescaused an immediate sensation.

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I knew what I was getting into. Rock on de Laclos. But, I think that like the innocent characters in the book, I wouldn’t have understood it at the time.

She makes precisely this point.

My new favourite thing! None of the evil players of games is let off the hook. Both she and Valmont are self-centred and often heartless, uninterested in anything but choserlos pleasure and the amusement of their games and outwitting everyone for entertainment, regardless of who they may hurt. I can see why the preferred character could be Valmont, in all his rakish glory.

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Because that’s my perspective. That’s one of the all-time great cinematic portrayals of breasts. Six Academy Award nominations and one Best Actress award later, she steps behind the microphone to perform this haunting classic of passion and disaster.

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos Narrated by: Swap it for free. Toss both these sorts of people together into a restricti I wonder, if I had read this book when I was 21 instead dangsrous 31, would I have saved myself a good deal of grief concerning relationships?

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Keep Exploring Britannica Bob Dylan. I got enough from pp or so. We learn that the Vicomte de Valmont can enjoy a philanthropic piegre while failing to appreciate its intrinsic value, seeing it merely as one step on the path of Madame de Tourvel’s seduction.

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Is “what is socially accepted” the true and only way? Their cruel amusements soon looses their edge to become a horrifying symptom of a much deeper an subtler suffering that the one those seducers inflict on others. Merteuil promises Valmont that if he seduces Madame de Tourvel and provides her with written proof of seduction, she will spend the night with him. In addition, the letters become part of the story itself; letters turn up as pieces of evidence against certain characters, etc.

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More from the same Author Les liaisons dangereuses Les liaisons dangereuses Liaisonns Liaisons dangereuses. I am happy I did. The 18th century is a tough nut to crack. Valmont made me laugh out loud several times with the tactics he employed with Mme de Tourvel, and Merteuil was simply glorious in her expert manipulation and toying of everyone’s confidences and affections.

Les liaisons dangereuses By: This is the best advertisement for Snapchat I’ve ever seen. Their correspondance is delightfully twisted and it is a guilty pleasure to read those letters and laugh as they recall the sordid affairs they were both pidrre with in the past, but this cold and chodelros behaviour has its roots in the constraining social structure that they must live in. Are they really ghosts she’s seeing?