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Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Community Reviews back

by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Douglas Parmée
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Edward rated it 4 years ago
ChronologyIntroductionFurther ReadingTranslator's Note--Dangerous LiaisonsAppendix 1: Additional LettersAppendix 2: Selected Adaptations of 'Dangerous Liaisons'Notes
Ilhem rated it 5 years ago
It was a favourite of mine when I was younger. I am not as overwhelmed as I was back then, but I still find it deliciously cynical and witty. “One tires of everything, my angel: it is a law of nature; it is not my fault. “If, then, I am tired today of an adventure which has occupied me exclusiv...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 5 years ago
This is a very interesting novel. It is very French and very 18th century. It is told in Epistolary form which is far from my favorite form, but which is handled well here. It is basically the sole novel by the author, which means that it cannot be interpreted in a body of work, The interesting ...
Mommy, am I cult?
Mommy, am I cult? rated it 5 years ago
Life is too short to spend it reading a book:a) whose story I already know from the movie;b) whose execution doesn't captivate me. It is an epistolary novel, so it is telly in its essence.Such a pity, because all the elegant banter between Merteuil and the Vicomte was really witty and funny.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: radio-4x, fradio, paper-read, france, revenge, play-dramatisation, published-1782, autumn-2012, spies, re-read, hardback, one-penny-wonder, epistolatory-diary-blog, translation Read from January 01, 1988 to September 25, 2012, read count: 3 Re-visit via t't radio: Stars Ciaran Hinds...
sologdin rated it 5 years ago
Early modern French aristocratic sexual politics. Should be read in conjunction with [b:120 Days of Sodom|6351885|The 120 Days of Sodom|Marquis de Sade|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1348124889s/6351885.jpg|6538460], on the one hand, and [b:Madame Bovary|2175|Madame Bovary|Gustave Flaub...
Michelle CH
Michelle CH rated it 6 years ago
Letters. And what letters they are. The reader gets an inside view to love, revenge and lust all played out like a game of chess. The Marquise de Merteuil is heartless in her manipulations and she has no second thoughts in her pursuit of revenge. Her friend and ex-lover the Vicomte de Valmont is ju...
Michelle CH
Michelle CH rated it 6 years ago
Recommended by Margaret and Simran.
jenniferwaggonerhartling rated it 6 years ago
Shocking! Scandalous! An outrage to public decency! This book must have caused quite a stir when it was first printed in the late 1700's. Sexual innuendo leaps from the pages of this beautifully written epistolary novel. De Laclos certainly accomplished what he set out to do, to create a work that w...
Rowena's Reviews
Rowena's Reviews rated it 6 years ago
This is one of the most intriguing classics I’ve read in a long time. At first glance it didn’t seem to me as though a book that consists entirely of series of letters written between various people would be interesting, but this was the 18th Century, when letter-writing among the French aristocracy...
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