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Les Liaisons dangereuses

By: Laclos, Pierre Ambroise Francois Choderlos de Parmee, Douglas(Translated by)

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Part of the Oxford World's Classics series
0199536481 / 9780199536481
Paperback / softback
17/04/2008
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United Kingdom
130 x 200 mm, 304 grams 448 pages
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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.

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BIC:

DSBD Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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