Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos De LaclosLes Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos De Laclos

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

byPierre Choderlos De LaclosEditorPierre Choderlos De Laclos

Paperback | October 7, 2010

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¿I resolved to write a book which would create some stir in the world and continue to do after I had gone from it.¿  -Choderlos de Laclos

A great sensation at the time of first publication,Les Liaisons Dangereusesreads as much the most 'modern' of eighteenth-century novels. Viewed by some critics as a morality tale and others as a subtle inquiry into libertinism, it brilliantly depicts the foibles of the French aristocracy on the eve of the French Revolution. Renowned for its exploration of lust, revenge and human malice, and still carrying a tremendous power to shock, its adaptations for screen and stage have made its central characters notorious for their sophisticated and ultimately tragic games of seduction and manipulation.

Pierre Ambroise Fran¿s Choderlos de Laclos(1741-1803) was born in Amiens, France. He entered the army at the age of 18 and reached the rank of capitaine-commandant without seeing battle. In 1779 he was sent to the island of Aix, whereLes Liaisons Dangereuseswas written. He also wrote a treatise on the education of women and on the Fren...
Title:Les Liaisons DangereusesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.68 inPublished:October 7, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415577535

ISBN - 13:9780415577533

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