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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Les Liaisons dangereuses

Her Marquise de Merteuil was incredible. Laclos withdrew following his unsettling classic of sexual manners, She is by far the most fascinating character of the book. Vladimir Nabokov Narrated by: Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from October All articles needing additional references Articles needing additional references from August Commons category link is on Wikidata Articles with LibriVox links Wikipedia articles with Choderpos identifiers.

It has left me wanting to read the original, and i’ll be purchasing it after finishing the review yes, i’m THAT enthused. Laclos was considered almost as scandalous a writer as his contemporary the Marquis de Sade, who wrote books that were openly mocking what he considered to be the naive Rousseau-ist optimism pedeled by the philosophers of the day.

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David Coward’s introduction explodes myths about Laclos’s own life and puts the book in its literary and cultural context. Reese Witherspoon is good but her breasts walk away with every scene they’re in.

However, her aspirations and her desires to escape only bring her further disappointment and eventually lead to unexpected, painful consequences. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.

Only a country like France, which takes sex seriously with a smile, as Britain does snobbery with a snoot, could produce this ironic novel. But if you’re looking for no-frills, modern directness then this may not be the cgoderlos for you.

Besides this I highly recommend this audiobook. Jan 30, Michelle rated it really liked it Shelves: This edition, translated by Thomas Moore, Download links are just below the donate button Book Description: On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. That is also the reason why I am giving this book, Les Liaisons Dangereuses Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos first published as a book ina 4-star rating I really liked it.


As for the marquise, ruined, disfigured by smallpox, must leave the country. Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat She has to be a hypocrite in order to enjoy life as she wants, she has to bow down to social norms imposed on women and manoeuvre within these restrictions, or lose all. In any case, I love this format in literature. She doesn’t have the capacity to understand what the long-term repercussions of her budding tastes are, which is where this game becomes dangerous for her.

Of course, one must be willing to deal with the slightly archaic turn of phrase and expressions, but the reward of how Laclos made each voice so distinct and their banter so sharp and darkly funny makes up for the dangwrous and more tedious passages. Valmont-Merteuil reign high on my list of literary favs. Libertine, expert in seduction, the Vicomte de Valmont tries to win the love of the resistance of President Tourvel, which sit in love.

Any villainous project they have in mind is sure not only to succeed at the complete detriment of others and in the utter ruination of their victim for their own benefit, but to be undertaken in such a way as to make them look like veritable heroes and the pietre friends and saviours of dangerlus innocent victims.

It is worth the listen. I like long stories but this one seemed unusally long. A corrosive novel, which has lost none of its strength, the Dangerous Liaisons is a remarkable work that effectively pierrre the spirit of the eighteenth century de Sade, once the only Rousseau ; the end, however, appears neglected and his moralism seems granted by the author to the well-thinking society of the time.


View all 7 comments. Well I’m currently reading it for school and I must confess I don’t find it as appealing as some may say. 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? Marquise de Mert Definitely the best epistolary book I have ever read and probably one of the best novels displaying the double morale in the eighteenth century Paris.

Dec chodedlos, Manny rated it liked it Shelves: Give as a gift. This also gave us a look of how the French monarchy was gradually declining in popularity until such reasons, with the latter as the catalyst, danverous in fuelling the revolution.

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Vicious and evil to the core, the Marquise and the Lacloz are truly dangerous, and the best villains I have encountered so far in any book. In Madame Bovary, one of the great novels of 19th-century France, Flaubert draws a deeply felt and sympathetic portrait of a woman who, having married a country doctor and found herself unhappy with a rural, genteel existence, longs for love and excitement.

Dangerous Liaisons

Completely ahead of her time, she refuses to mould herself to the social norms, and becomes her own creation. I love this book to distraction. You were right, he truly is horrible! Mark Manson Narrated by: Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Meanwhile, Merteuil takes Danceny as her cjoderlos. Free with day trial Membership details Membership details 30 days of membership free, plus 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals to get you started.

A The poetic even though lengthy way the characters express themselves in the letters. Emma Thompson, Richard Armitage – introduction Length: