Les Liaisons dangereuses (Oxford World's Classics)

Les Liaisons dangereuses (Oxford World's Classics)

David Coward


The advanced ethical ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) some of the most scandalous and arguable novels in ecu literature. Its major movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil--gifted, prosperous, and bored--form an unholy alliance and switch seduction right into a video game. they usually play this video game with such wit and magnificence that it really is most unlikely to not recognize them, until eventually they become aware of mysterious principles that they can't comprehend. within the resulting conflict there may be no winners, and the blameless undergo with the in charge. This new translation supplies Laclos a contemporary voice, and readers can be capable of pass judgement on no matter if the radical is as "diabolical" and "infamous" as its critics have claimed, or no matter if it has a lot to inform us a few international we nonetheless inhabit.

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