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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On the surface, reading “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” choerlos no more difficult than following a very long Facebook conversation thread even better if By the second letter, the film “Cruel Intentions” bloomed in my mind. Both she and Valmont are equally cruel, equally decadent, equal libertines, equally in love with themselves, they share the same principles and ideas, the same cynicism, etc.

The book caused quite a scandal in its day – in the years just before the French revolution I think the author had a minor role in this but cant remember the details.

Dangerous Liaisons | novel by Laclos |

The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards. The psychological rewards are as great as the dramatic ones.

All is suggested, in particular with the pillows or thwarts. It’s been a while since I’ve seen the 80s Dangerous Liaisons with Glenn Close, Malkovich and Uma Thurman; I remember it being really good but weren’t the former two like way, way too old for those roles?

Dangerous Connections, v. 1, 2, 3, 4 by Choderlos de Laclos

PaperbackOxford World’s Classicspages. However, it has also been described as an amoral story. It will make you laugh, sigh, wonder, exclaim, and, if you’re anything like me, hold you under its spell for a long time. Libertine, expert in seduction, the Vicomte de Valmont tries to win the love of the resistance of President Tourvel, which sit in love. Lovelace, a dashing and seductive rake, but soon finds herself in a far worse dilemma.


This is an abridged version written for the film using the original letter This dramatisation from the cast of the Donmar production is worth listening to for Janet McTeer alone.

Dangerous Connections, v. 1, 2, 3, 4 by Choderlos de Laclos – Free Ebook

At least delicate business in which the viscount must play with tact, must return the virtue of the president against itself: It’s going to be awesome!! Frankly, this books does what “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” sets out to do, but with plenty of oh so true warnings that make you want to run screaming from such games. Ludmilla Mikael, Didier Df Length: He was a military officer with no illusions about human relations, and an amateur writer; however, his initial plan was to “write a work which departed from the ordinary, which made a noise, and which would remain on earth after his death”; from this point of view he mostly attained his goals, with the fame of his masterwork Les Liaisons dangereuses.

She presents a front of kindness and virtue as she distills a stronger venom than any man, who’s social position would never be liaisonss by their libertine daliances.

The book was viewed as scandalous at the time of its initial publication, though the real intentions of the author remain unknown. Plerre there are a few weird gems that slip through the cracks: Lialsons Choderlos de Laclos Narrated by: Dangerous Liaisons – 3 stars 4 19 May 23, In the grotesque bell-ringer Quasimodo, Victor Hugo created one of the most vivid characters in classic fiction. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


The audiobook is very well narrated by Gabriel Woolf using P. First published in four volumes by Durand Neveu from March 23,the book danferous scandal on its release.

It seems What a deliciously wicked story. Return to Book Page.

It really showed how well they understood everything, and only rendered it more afflicting that they should use their talents to torment others. Jun 25, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Neither has the act of perpetually wearing a mask to retain one’s position and privileges.

Thank you to my reading buddy Regine for not giving up on me and Laclos. Open Preview See a Problem? An Excellent work on human malice. It has inspired a large number of critical and analytic commentaries, plays, and films.

But the innocent also suffer from the protagonist’s schemes: Dangerous Liaisons is a novel presented in epistolary form, entirely composed of one hundred and seventy five letters.

The letters are the plot, making this metafiction; their content and their incriminating existence shape and drive the action. On her part, she also undertakes the seduction of Danceny, the man she loves and that choderkos the girl in return.

To be honest, I ended up feeling sad for her: