A new translation of one of the most notorious novels of all time Published just years before the French Revolution, Laclos’s great novel of. Dangerous Liaisons, novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, first published in as Les Liaisons dangereuses. The work, also translated as Dangerous. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 2 by Choderlos de Laclos. Dangerous Connections, v. 1, 2, 3, 4 by Choderlos de Laclos. No cover.

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In particular, the letters between Valmont and the Marquise drive the plot, with those of their victims and other characters serving as contrasting figures to give the story its liaksons.

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 the kind of world we ourselves live in.

As incrementally subtle and as enormously persuasive he is in danyerous arts of rhetorics and inconspiciously obsequious seductions, he invariably wins their confidence until he met his match in Madame de Tourvel who possesses all the qualities he lacks virtue but is most sought after of, for which he will use it to keep her conscious of how depraved her submissions to Valmont are but will still leave her unchecked that she still wouldn’t be able to stop herself.

Let her believe in virtue, and sacrifice it to me; let the idea of falling terrify her, without preventing her fall; and may she, shaken by a thousand terrors, forget them, vanquish them only in my arms.

The audiobook is very well narrated by Gabriel Woolf using P.


More from the same Author Les liaisons dangereuses Les liaisons dangereuses Les Liaisons dangereuses. Vladimir Nabokov Narrated by: The book, in contrast does not so much dwell on as wallow in the detail and to the modern reader it does drag, particularly in the middle; and it beggars belief somewhat that people wrote such long, articulate and closely argued letters to one another.

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Dangerous Connections, v. 1, 2, 3, 4 by Choderlos de Laclos

Forget Iago, these two are devil incarnates; very Machiavellian. The filth is one reason it’s fun, but the dagerous it’s great is its terrific character insight. This stream of melodramatic back-and-forth plot-explaining missives lacked any real narrative drive for me, as bitchily funny as the two corrupt lovers were on occasion.

Female villains are thin on the ground, and female villains who are brilliant and on par with or superior to cangerous male counterparts or allies are scarcer.

I know some who read not only the whole book but everything interesting about it aside from what is provided in their book’s edition.

Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

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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 as they are capable of admirable ones. I never even bothered to learn where that movie was adapted from. It has been argued that the novel thus caught a doomed aristocracy distracted by decadent and libertine ways that would soon be its undoing. View all 46 comments. Download Dangerous Liaisons epub.

He is a fiend, but he is also free to live his life as he chooses with very little consequences, and his over-confidence eventually becomes his demise. I know dangeroue people just read and then rate the story only.


The psychological rewards ar 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 Nabokov’s masterpiece owes its stature not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author’s use of that material to tell a love story that is shocking in its beauty and tenderness.

Somehow having the two leads unmasked and their perfidy revealed made me doubly realize just how vile and rotten they were, and their antics, previously captivating and delectable in all their perverted glory, now seen through the daangerous of the victims have lost much of their charm, and are seen in their rightful disgust and contempt.

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Les Liaisons dangereuses

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. It’s been a while since I’ve seen the 80s Dangerous Liaisons with Glenn Close, Malkovich and Uma Thurman; I remember it being really good but liiasons the former two like way, way too old for those roles?

Terrifying and enlightening, Clarissa weaves a tapestry of narrative experimentation into a gripping morality tale of good versus evil. If it wasn’t for that I would have piere it 5 stars instead of 4.

What’s more, they are honourable and well received in society!

I already knew then that the role I was condemned to, namely to keep quiet and do what I was told, gave me the perfect opportunity to listen and observe.