Les Liaisons Dangereuses

By: Pierre Choderlos de Laclos; Douglas Parmée (Edited and Translated by); David Coward (Introduction by)


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Les Liaisons Dangereuses

By: Ernest Dowson (Translator); Peirre Choderlos De Laclos; Alfred Mac Adam (Introduction by, Intro and Notes by)

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ISBN: 9780192838674

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. And they play this game with such wit and style that it is impossible not to admire them, until they discover mysterious rules that they cannot understand. In the ensuing battle there can be no winners, and the innocent suffer with the guilty. This new translation gives Laclos a modern voice, and readers will be able to judge whether the novel is as "diabolical" and "infamous" as its critics have claimed, or whether it has much to tell us about a world we still inhabit.

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