Author(s): Choderlos De Laclos, Pierre
Depicting decadence and moral corruption in pre-revolutionary France, Dangerous Liaisons is one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. Two aristocrats embark on a sophisticated game of seduction and manipulation to bring amusement to their jaded existences. While the Marquise de Merteuil challenges the Vicomte de Valmont to seduce an innocent convent girl, the Vicomte is also occupied with the conquest of a virtuous married woman. As their intrigues become more duplicitous and they find their human pawns responding in ways they could not have predicted, the consequences prove to be more serious, and deadly, than Merteuil and Valmont could have guessed.
About the author:
Pierre-Ambrois-Francois Choderlos de Laclos
Choderlos de Laclos was born in 1741, at Amiens. He entered the army at the age of 18 and reached the rank of capitaine-commandant without seeing battle. In 1779 he was sent to the island of Aix, where Dangerous Liaisons was written.
Number of Pages: 418
Publication Date: 20100628
Publisher: Penguin UK
Product Form: Paperback / softback
Dimensions (LxWxH): 179 mm111 mm26 mm
Weight: 246 gr
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