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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It really showed how well they understood everything, and only rendered it more afflicting that they should use their talents to torment others. She writes the most horrible, kiaisons eloquent letter imaginable, and the Vicomte copies it word for word and passes it on to Madame de Tourvel, the victim of the intrigue.

But, I think that like the innocent characters in the book, I wouldn’t have understood it at the time.

I was tempted to abandon it, but I persisted and am glad, for–although this epistolary novel of the last days of the ancien regime initially appears to be stylish but superficial–it soon grows in both subtlety and power. His performance is very good, but the audiobook is structured VERY poorly. But apart from the elaborated style and the amusing display of strategic tactics which thread the story, one can’t miss the allusion to the thin line of what’s morally right or wrong. I would love …more By the end of the story, none of the letters are meaningless.


This is an abridged version written for the film using the original letter One of my all time favourite books, Les Liaisons dangereuses is a tour de force written entirely in letters. Choderrlos look at Valmont. As an epistolary novel, the book is composed entirely of letters written by the various characters to each other.

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I cannot love you back, and you know dangerlus Honestly, I have to manage everything if I want it to be done right. 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.

The English novel of the 18th century was less subtle, more…. You have my blessing!!

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This book is very well written, and the story is very comical in my opinion. Remastered from cassette tapes!! Les liaisons dangereuses By: Archived from the original on View all 23 comments.

Sex and power, twisted love and betrayal: It has been argued that the novel thus caught a doomed aristocracy distracted by decadent and libertine ways that would soon dangefous its undoing. Disillusioned in his waiting, Valmont breaks with a marquee of Merteuil; the fate changes then of field: She plays a game of deception on three fronts: To be honest, I ended up feeling sad for her: Does anyone recommend a particular translation of this book?

Someone recently said to me that it is sad that people have stopped chlderlos old-fashioned letters, being so much more personal and private than the frequently impolite, monosyllabic insults people tend to spit out on Twitter, Facebook and in various comment threads on the internet.

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Set in 18th century France before liqisons Revolution and written in epistolary form, Les Liaisons dang I love this book to distraction. This book is full of observations and reflections on human behavior and thought that is applicable across generations. I’d really love to read this, but I don’t want to read a poor translation!

All is suggested, in particular with the pillows or thwarts. Dangerous Liaisons novel by Laclos. The 18th century is a tough nut to crack.

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At last, I have found something to alleviate my boredom! Unamused, the Marquise throws in a challenge, daring him to give sound proof of his success in seducing pierr devout woman, which seems doubtful according to her.

Hard to describe without spoiling the pleasure of potential readers, suffice it to say that the movie as awesome as Uma and Close and Malkovich were in the film version is not even close to as exciting and gripping as the original. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.