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Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Oxford World's Classics)

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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.

Synopsis:

The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make this text one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. The novel's prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game.

About the Author

Douglas Parme 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192838674
Translator:
Parmee, Douglas
Author:
Parmee, Douglas
Author:
Laclos, Choderlos de
Author:
Parm?e, Douglas
Author:
Parme, Douglas
Author:
null, David
Author:
De Laclos, Pierre Choderlos
Author:
Parm�e, Douglas
Author:
Coward, David
Author:
null, Douglas
Author:
null, Pierre Choderlos
Author:
de, Pierre Choderlos
Author:
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Author:
Laclos, Pierre Ambroise Francois Choderl
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
European - French
Subject:
Aristocracy (Social class)
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | France
Subject:
French
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 96-447
Publication Date:
19990318
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
57 illus.
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
5 x 7.6 x 0.9 in 0.669 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make this text one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. The novel's prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game.
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