This morning, I thought of M. de Laclos’s charming novel for the first time in years, Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (Part Four), 10, 50 Las Amistades Peligrosas, 2: Coleccion De Cartas Recopiladas En Una Sociedad. Las Amistades Peligrosas, 2 has 7 ratings and 0 reviews: Published January 20th by Nabu Press, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’s most popular book is Les Liaisons Las Amistades Peligrosas, 2: Coleccion De Cartas Recopiladas En Una Sociedad by. Pierre.

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Humanity is equally cruel nowadays, but what on earth happened to eloquence?

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Tell him to go away already! The gift the novel’s main characters display for casuistry, calumny, prevarication and cynical self-involvement takes the breath away. Jan 30, K.

Published a few years before the French Revolution, Laclos allegedly meant it as a slap to the face of the decadent aristocracy, their abuse of position and power, their immoral and depraved conduct and hypocrisy. I’m quite satisfied that the characters got what they deserved.

Les Liaisons dangereuses

Check Top 10 Novels by your favorite authors here. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I beg of you, alleviate my suffering! I will even dare ravish her from the God whom she adores. Retrieved 11 July Oh the painful brilliance of these letters!

Books by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

While Laclos had noble patrons, he scorches them mercilessly, and his satyre seems to have been so successful that queen Marie-Antoinette herself apparently enjoyed the book without ever noting the irony‚Ķ To the modern reader, morally corrupt characters like those found in these pages are nothing new, but we still live in a world where we can be judged on our sexual history, and a sexist double-standard is still applied; in the age of revenge porn, “Dangerous Liaisons” remains an important, and brilliantly choderlps, story.

The voices are distinct; the language is readable without being distractingly modern.

The amount of detail that they put into their game is truly astounding. 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 The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature.


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Un libro apasionante, escrito en modo epistolar de una manera magistral, que no deja entrever la forma de vida de la corte francesa del siglo XVIII. This is the novel that inspired the films Dangerous LiaisonsValmontand Cruel Intentionsand it’s very bit as saucy and nasty as those movies.

Trivia Peligroosas Les Liaisons dang By the way the movie version of this is terrific, featuring the hammy delights of a youngish John Malkovich and the nubile breasts of a younger Uma Thurman. To ask other readers questions about Les Liaisons dangereusesplease sign up. Perhaps the men reading this will correct me piegre i’m wrong, but Chodelos don’t think there are words used with the same derision for male behaviour, even ‘manwhore’ and ‘male slut’ are not without positive connotations, part of male banter.

I mean do you consider the historical background of the story? If he succeeds in sleeping with Tourvel, Merteuil must sleep with him as well. Merteuil calls on the similarly unprincipled Vicomte de Valmont to do the deed, offering him her own sexual favors as a reward. Toss both these sorts of people together into a restricti I wonder, if I had read this book when I was 21 instead of 31, would I have saved myself a good deal of grief concerning relationships?

Jun 25, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: None of the evil players of games is let off the hook. I was tempted to abandon it, but I persisted and am glad, for–although this epistolary novel of the last days of the ancien regime initially appears to be stylish but superficial–it soon grows in both subtlety and power.

Urbane, amusing, they strike a cynical assault on society. I consulted the strictest moralists to learn how to appear, philosophers to find out what to think, and novelist to see what I could get away with, and in the end it all came down to one wonderfully simple principle: ISBN is in description.


I wonder, if I had read this book when I was 21 amistsdes of 31, would I have saved myself a good deal of grief concerning relationships? That’s why I value this work, because it reminds us of what wretched and capricious creatures we humans can become.

They are playful, amusing, witty and skillful in the art of deception. An excellent reflection of the multitude of selves we all hold.

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I read an English translation many years ago and loved it, but this version brought it to life for me. A firework of pleasure and sensuality. Searching for law, he instructs his page Azolan to seduce Tourvel’s maid Julie to gain access to Tourvel’s private correspondence. Only conquest can cure him of a humiliating feeling. What delight, to be in turns the object and the victor of her remorse! Does anyone recommend a particular translation of peirre book? Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont are incredibly wealthy and bored to death.

Vicious and evil to the core, the Marquise and the Vicomte are truly dangerous, and the best villains I have encountered so far in any book. Both she and Valmont are self-centred and often heartless, uninterested in anything but their pleasure and the amusement of their games and outwitting everyone for entertainment, regardless of who they may hurt.

Once publicly exposed in their evil plotting, the main characters are punished.

The author, Choderlos de Laclos has actually written an essay about the state of women’s education. When you bungle folly after folly, you come running back to me each time, and I’m always amidtades one who has to take you out of scrapes.