Les Liaisons Dangereuses Owc:Pb

Les Liaisons Dangereuses Owc:Pb

Author: Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199536481

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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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. 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. Douglas Parmee is Retired Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge. He is the translator of Nana, Attack on the Mill (Zola) and A Sentimental Journey (Flaubert) for World's Classics. David Coward is Professor of French at the University of Leeds. He is the translator and editor of Maupassant, de Sade, and Dumas in World's Classics.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses Owc:Pb
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Douglas Parmée
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-17 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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
Les Liaisons Dangereuses (The Dangerous Liaisons)
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Choderlos De Laclos
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-03 - Publisher: Disruptive Publishing

Published in 1782, just years before the French Revolution, Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a disturbing and ultimately damning portrayal of a decadent society. At its centre are two aristocrats, former lovers, who embark on a sophisticated game of seduction and manipulation to bring amusement to their jaded existences. While the
Oxford World's Classics
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Choderlos de Laclos
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-11-26 - Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

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
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Pages: 116
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Categories: Fiction
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Pages: 418
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