Les Liaisons dangereuses

Les Liaisons dangereuses

by Pierre Ambroise Francois Choderlos de Laclos

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/12/2009

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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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ISBN:
9780199536481
9780199536481
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-12-2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
448
Dimensions (mm):
200x130x22mm
Weight:
0.3kg

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