Dangerous Liaisons (Paperback)

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Pierre Choderlos de Laclos produced "Les Liaisons Dangereuses", or "Dangerous Liaisons", in an effort to "write a work which departed from the ordinary, which made a noise, and which would remain on this earth after his death". He did just that. First published in 1782 in four volumes, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" was an immediate success, and has since inspired a large number of literary commentaries, plays, and films. The novel is an epistolary piece, written as letters between members of the French noble class. An egotistical battle for control ensues between the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, with the promise of sexual gratification to the victor. The primary victims are Cecile, a na ve but pretty young girl, her admirer, the Chavelier Danceny, and Madame de Tourvel, a virtuous married young woman. This scandalous web of sexual desire, intrigue, infidelity, the struggle for power, and the corruption of the French upper class is a masterpiece from one of the most subtle and skillful novelists of the 18th Century. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781420965094
ISBN-10: 1420965093
Publisher: Digireads.com
Publication Date: December 17th, 2019
Pages: 304
Language: English