This morning, I thought of M. de Laclos’s charming novel for the first time in years, Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (Part Four), 10, 50 Las Amistades Peligrosas, 2: Coleccion De Cartas Recopiladas En Una Sociedad. Las Amistades Peligrosas, 2 has 7 ratings and 0 reviews: Published January 20th by Nabu Press, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’s most popular book is Les Liaisons Las Amistades Peligrosas, 2: Coleccion De Cartas Recopiladas En Una Sociedad by. Pierre.

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He wanted to remind people that human nature is not intrinsically good and generous, that people are as capable of terrible things lwclos they are capable of admirable ones. This is an abridged version written for the film using the original letter Quotes from Les Liaisons Dang View all 13 comments.

Product details Paperback Publisher: What is this I hear! Thanks for telling us about the problem. Oct 14, Philippe Malzieu rated it it was amazing. I have to admit that I thought of dropping this book when we were halfway but she said that she would go on and so I just continued. 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 in chooderlos, a 4-star rating I really liked it.

This new translation gives Laclos a modern voice, and readers will be able a judge whether the novel is as “diabolical” and “infamous” as its critics have claimed, or whether it has much to tell us about peliyrosas kind of world we ourselves live in. The Marquise de Merteuil then hatches a plan that would kill two birds with one stone And it flubs the ending. I just feel happy having read this book. Jan 30, Michelle rated it really liked it Shelves: B The cunning and despicable characters are so dubious and evil that I was full of hatred while reading.


This page was last edited on 23 December chocerlos, at For more than 2 centuries, people are still reading this book and not few have this in their top 10 favorite novels.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Kanste marked it as to-read Apr 18, 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.

Think 84, Charing Cross Road or Clarissa. I was tempted to abandon it, but I persisted and am glad, for–although this epistolary novel of the last days of the ancien regime initially appears to be stylish but superficial–it soon grows in both subtlety and power.

Tourvel, overwhelmed with grief and shame, retreats to a monastery where her health deteriorates rapidly. I am happy I did. Glenn Close received considerable praise for her performance; she was lauded by The New York Times for her “richness and comic delicacy,” [17] while Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote that, once she “finally lets loose and gives way to complete animal despair, Close is horrifying. I can be your friend though: The evil, jealous Marquise de Merteuil challenges her lover, the Vicomte de Valmont, to break up with a virtuous lady he has seduced as part of a cruel entertainment.

Please add cover and update synopsis 7 16 Dec 18, By the way the movie version of this is terrific, featuring the hammy delights of a youngish John Malkovich and the nubile breasts of a younger Uma Thurman.

The New York Timeswhile admitting there was the “shock of seeing him in powdered wigs”, concluded that he was “unexpectedly fine. All is suggested, in particular with the pillows or thwarts. Esta novela es cautivante.

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ISBN is in description. Far be it from me to destroy the prejudices which sway her mind! E’ forse uno dei romanzi epistolari che ho meglio digerito. The voices are distinct; the language is readable without being distractingly modern. Valmont made me laugh out loud several times with the tactics he employed with Mme de Tourvel, and Merteuil was simply glorious in her expert manipulation and toying of everyone’s confidences and affections. Female villains are thin on the ground, and female villains who are brilliant and on par with or superior to their male counterparts or allies are scarcer.


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.

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 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 peligrsoas what’s morally right or wrong.

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I mean do you consider the historical background of the story? It’ll be soooo much fun for us both; you get to enjoy her, and I get to laugh incessantly as I think about her husband finding out that she’s unchaste.

Overbred, overindulged, the ex-lovers become sexual conspirators after tossing other partners. Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont are incredibly wealthy and bored to death.

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Open Preview See a Problem? As expected by the Marquise, this breaks the tender woman. I don’t want to do anything wrong, but I do so want to write to him and not see him being miserable because of me!

It is then for Valmont to carry out his conquest of the president, which he likes. The famous letter in question repeats the typical excuse you will hear whenever a person in power behaves badly: