Dangerous liaisons / Pierre Choderlos de Laclos ; translated and with an introduction and notes by Helen Constantine Laclos, Choderlos de, 1741-1803

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Laclos, Choderlos de, 1741-1803
Subjects
Aristocracy (Social class) - Fiction.; Aristocracy (Social class) - France - Fiction.; France - Fiction.
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Adult; General
Summary
The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. Its prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, gifted, wealthy, and bored, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game - a game which they must win. And they play with such wit and style that it is impossible not to admire them - until they discover that the game has mysterious rules that they cannot understand. In the ensuing vicious battle there can be no victors, and the innocent will suffer with the guilty.
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