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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People still talk of ‘conquest’ over another, if not always using that specific word, the idea is the same. Searching for leverage, he instructs his page Azolan to seduce Tourvel’s maid Julie to gain access to Tourvel’s private correspondence.

When attempting to navigate love, one always messes up somewhere. At the same time, the Vicomte tries his hand at seducing the prudish married Presidente de Tourvel. From what I understand, he was pretty harsh on how society kept women in ignorance.

Madame de Tourvel, the chaste, devoutly religious wife of a member of Amisyades away in Corsicacurrently a houseguest of Valmont’s aunt, Madame de Rosemonde. In other projects Wikiquote. And yet, only Merteuil is forced to be a hypocrite in addition to all that, only she has to feign to be caring and virtuous, only she has to ed about her reputation and defend her virtue, only she has to put up with the old matrons for the sake of her social standing.

I got enough from pp or so.

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The rest of this review is pirre elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons 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.


Compared to the few other versions I briefly skimmed, I found Stone’s language more elegant and nuanced, and he leaves meticulous notes to help you understand the historical context. But check this novel’s history: Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: What is this I hear!

The movie adaptation starring Glenn Close and John Malkovich is visually stunning and very strong, but it nevertheless pales when compared to the original work. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Epistolaries were big back then, and LaClos makes better use of letters than anyone since Shakespeare; it’ll take Wilkie Collins to match him. They are heinous, to be sure, and their behaviour is despicable, but it was so engrossing to follow their progress and to be surprised by all the twists and turns that ensued.

Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.

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She is by far the most fascinating character of the book. Instead of making the action seem far off, the filmmakers put the audience in the room with their characters. We live in a society in which a person is still judged on their sexual self.

View all 23 comments. Una novela epistolar excelente.

But Choderlos de Laclos remains a classical author in one respect: Want to Read saving…. While the woman Merteuil is an expert in deciphering and deconstructing human emotions and its repercussions, Valmont is a virtuoso of reading human reactions even in the slightest form of subtle and heavily-attempted hidden gestures; which enables him to translate it to the emotions of hi I’m amazed, these two principal characters that are the pfligrosas incarnations of malice have incredibly salient and correct anecdotes about love and the beauty of sex considering pas use it to humiliate others.


Books by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (Author of Les Liaisons dangereuses)

She writes the most horrible, yet eloquent letter imaginable, and the Vicomte copies it word for word and passes it on to Madame de Tourvel, the victim of the intrigue.

Alex marked it as to-read Jul 23, This has been my experience of male-female heterosexual relations, and I wonder how these themes are played out within the homosexual or trans communities.

Indeed, the dialog in letter form is among the most clever you’ll ever find in a novel. 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. Valmont abruptly dismisses Tourvel with a terse excuse: But if you’re looking for no-frills, modern directness then this may not be the version for you.

Both she and Valmont are self-centred and often heartless, uninterested in anything but their pleasure and the amusement of their games and outwitting everyone for entertainment, regardless of who they may hurt.

Even the view spoiler [ casualties hide spoiler ] minor characters are fully fleshed out and sympathetic. Merteuil accepts, on the condition that he furnish written proof of the liaison. 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.