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A book for real readers. If you play in the highest league of society, every secret you share is a potential liability, and that is just as true now as it was in the 18th century. 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 laclo or wrong.

And anyone else who would who love to see the insights of love and relationships, politics and pragmatism would be very interested to know how we could understand that even the slightest mistakes we so avoid in accomplishing our tasks will only add to the beauty of completing them. Valmont-Merteuil reign high on my list of literary favs. This formal resolution–like the endings of Measure for Measure and All’s Well that Ends Well –fulfills without satisfying, and therefore leads us to continue to question the moral lessons we already thought we had learned.

Someone recently said to me that it is sad that people have stopped writing old-fashioned letters, being so much peligrosaas 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. Malicious pleasure and physical pleasure, as Laclos realized, bunch edgy, amorous tangles. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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Les Liaisons dangereuses

In the words of Madame de Volanges, she cannot afford to show him the door. Jan 04, Sketchbook rated it it was amazing. Their correspondance is delightfully twisted and it is a guilty pleasure to read those letters and laugh as they recall the sordid affairs they were both involved with in the past, but this cold and calculating behaviour has its roots in the constraining social structure that they must live in. What is this I hear! Anyone who enjoys a good 18th century scandal.


Sex expert Roger Vadim made the only film version worth seeing,starring Moreau- Philipe. She plays a game of deception on three fronts: It’s an explosively smutty era, but even most of the smut isn’t that great. Oct 14, Philippe Malzieu rated it it was amazing. Now, I’m quite happy to have come upon this book I just love the “Surprise Yourself” stack at my library.

Published a few years before the French Revolution, Laclos allegedly meant it as a slap to the face of the decadent aristocracy, their abuse of position and power, their immoral and depraved conduct and hypocrisy. It’s about recognising that each of us has some of the Vicomte or of the Marquise in us, we are all vain and proud and think ourselves superior to the rest.

Far be it from me to destroy the prejudices which sway her mind! While Laclos had noble patrons, he scorches them mercilessly, and his satyre seems to have been so successful that queen Marie-Antoinette herself apparently enjoyed the book without ever noting the irony… To the modern reader, morally corrupt characters like those found in these pages are nothing new, but we still live in a world where we can be judged on our sexual history, and a sexist double-standard is still applied; in the age of revenge porn, “Dangerous Liaisons” remains an important, and brilliantly written, story.

Boredom, combined with her desire to enjoy her dissolute ways and not be subjugated to any man—she never remarried for that reason—leads her to become as she is.

I will even dare ravish her from the God whom she adores. Helen Constantine’s recentish one for Penguin got good reviews in my research, and I totally loved it. It seems What a deliciously wicked story.

Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Please try again later. I learned how to look cheerful while under the table I stuck a fork onto the back of my hand. Vicious and evil to the core, the Marquise and the Vicomte are truly dangerous, and the best villains I have encountered so far in any book. Rock on de Laclos. We live in a society in which a person is still judged on their sexual self.

I just feel happy having read this book. At last, I have found something to alleviate my boredom! Only a country like France, which takes sex seriously with a smile, as Britain does snobbery with a snoot, could produce this ironic novel. Selma Blair seems to be acting in a different movie – a broad slapstick comedy – but it’s entertaining, and Cecile isn’t taken very seriously in the book either so that works out fine.


I am reading it right now had to buy the paperback off Amazon as this translation is not available on Kindle. La Marquise, on the other hand, demands to be his equal, or even better: For example, Emma Donoghue listed this book as her no. Por mas que intento continuar me estoy rindiendo antes de llegar a la mitad del libro.

To command the same respect as a man would in her position, while still slacking her lusts, she needs to be much stronger, much more implacable than any man in her situation would have to be… and it pisses her off. View all 13 comments.

It’ll be way better than being shut up in the country with nothing whatsoever to do! 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.

I read an English translation many years ago and loved it, but this version brought it to life for me. Don’t you think some of the letters are useless and slow down the interest of the narrative? Let her believe in virtue, and sacrifice it to me; let the idea of falling terrify her, without cboderlos her fall; and may she, shaken by a thousand terrors, forget them, vanquish them only in my arms.

The filth is one reason it’s fun, but the reason it’s great is its terrific character insight. In addition, the letters beco Aside from the fact that Les Liaisons Dangereuses has a tight, efficient plot and well-constructed characters, what’s most impressive about it is how well it works as an actual epistolary novel. The first is a selfish seducer who gets caught at his own game for the first time in his life and who has no defense against something he always considered himself immune to.