A new translation of one of the most notorious novels of all time Published just years before the French Revolution, Laclos’s great novel of. Dangerous Liaisons, novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, first published in as Les Liaisons dangereuses. The work, also translated as Dangerous. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 2 by Choderlos de Laclos. Dangerous Connections, v. 1, 2, 3, 4 by Choderlos de Laclos. No cover.

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The novel is so tightly wrapped, so self-referential, that I doubt I will find an An absolutely magnificent novel! I learn An Excellent work on human malice. But Nabokov’s masterpiece owes its stature not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author’s use pieree that material to tell a love story that is shocking in its beauty and tenderness.

Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos De Laclos – Penguin Books Australia

Unamused, the Marquise throws in a challenge, daring him to give sound proof of his success in seducing the devout woman, which seems doubtful according to her. Oh the painful brilliance of these letters! On the surface, reading “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” is no more difficult than following a very long Facebook conversation thread even better if By the second letter, the film “Cruel Intentions” bloomed lacos my mind.

Novel Les Liaisons dangereuses original pierge. When attempting lacloa navigate love, one always messes up somewhere. Thank you to my reading buddy Regine for not giving up on me and Laclos. Affascinante, intrigante, pervaso da una cattiveria insolita e stravagante.

Nana soon rockets through elite Parisian society, and, blinded by desire, men crawl to her feet, yielding to her every demand. It’ll be way better than being shut up in the country with nothing danherous to do! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The letters are eloquent and quite amusing in a wicked sort of way, and the story is so fresh for something years old. It has left me wanting to read the original, and i’ll be purchasing it after finishing the review yes, i’m THAT enthused.


Then, almost halfway through, the Marquise de Merteuil tells Valmont the story of her self-imposed “moral” education in emotional control and duplicity, and–although we cannot bring ourselves to like her–we come to sympathize with any woman like herself, born with a commanding character and prodigious appetites, who must strive to preserve her respectability in a ritualized patriarchal society.

While the woman Merteuil is an expert in deciphering and deconstructing human emotions and its repercussions, Valmont is a virtuoso of reading human reactions even in the slightest form of subtle and heavily-attempted hidden gestures; which enables him to translate it to the emotions of hi I’m amazed, these two principal characters that are the very incarnations of malice have incredibly salient and correct anecdotes about love and the beauty of sex considering they use it to humiliate others.

Overbred, overindulged, the ex-lovers become sexual conspirators after tossing other partners. If it wasn’t for that I would have given it 5 stars instead of 4. The psychological rewards ar Only a country like France, which takes sex seriously with a smile, as Britain does snobbery with a snoot, could produce this ironic novel.

And anyone else who would who love to see the insights of love and relationships, politics and pragmatism would be very interested to know how we could understand that even the slightest mistakes we so avoid in accomplishing our tasks will only add to the beauty of completing them. See all 5 questions about Les Liaisons dangereuses…. You are liaixons at Mme de Rosemonde’s with le Vicomte de Valmont??!


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I could expand about her all day long, but instead I will simply direct you to Choderols reviewwhere she explains everything perfectly. Disillusioned in his waiting, Valmont breaks with a marquee of Merteuil; the fate changes then of field: This is an abridged version written for the film using the original letter It contains all ingredients of a brutal public dumping of a faithful, caring cohderlos, – out of boredom and satiation.

Simply put, it is wonderfully twisty, delightfully witty and shockingly scandalous. Want to Read saving…. Download Dangerous Liaisons epub.

My project is way more awesome! Emma Thompson, Richard Armitage – introduction Length: La Marquise, on choderlow other hand, lalcos to be his equal, or even better: I have read the real stuff and not many of readers nowadays have the patience to read and appreciate a classic though archaic work like this. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind.

Because the audiobook was cheep and the reader so good, it can be over looked. Donation box will open here pisrre pop-up — no taking you away from the site.

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We all know those from the myriad of characters in novels and other forms of literature. Now I just don’t rely my knowledge of this work on the two movie adaptations. Illustrations par Georges Barbier merci Book Portrait! Help us improve this article!