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liaisons dangereuses by Christopher Hampton

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Published by Script City in Hollywood, CA .
Written in English


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Other titlesDangerous liaisons (Motion picture)
Statementby Christopher Hampton ; based on the novel by Pierre-Ambroise-Francois Choderlos de Laclos.
ContributionsLaclos, Choderlos de, 1741-1803.
The Physical Object
Pagination102 leaves ;
Number of Pages102
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22369631M

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In a pair of sumptuous drawingrooms, one in a Parisian mansion, the other in a chateau on a luxurious estate in the countryside surrounding Paris, two aristocrats are very bored. The Marquise de Merteuil decides, therefore, to construct a little intrigue for her own amusement and the amusement of her former lover, the Vicomte de Valmont. Les Liaisons dangereuses (The Dangerous Liaisons) is a French epistolary novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, first published in four volumes in It is the story of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, two rivals (and ex-lovers) who use seduction as a weapon to humiliate and degrade others, all the while enjoying their. This novel poses shrewd questions about the relation between love and sex, and suggests that, in certain sections of eighteenth century French high society, idleness, boredom and wealth had created individuals whose misfortunes it would be hard to regret when, only seven years after Dangerous Liaisons was published, the Revolution broke out/5(6).   Les liaisons dangereuses Lettres recueillies dans une Société et publiées pour l'instruction de quelques autres Language: French: LoC Class: PQ: Language and Literatures: Romance literatures: French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese: Subject: Epistolary fiction Subject: France -- Fiction Subject: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction Subject.

The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses () one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in . About Dangerous Liaisons. 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 moral and emotional depravity is a disturbing and ultimately damning portrayal of a decadent society. It's hard to chose just one. But the last 1/4 of the book is all captivating. If you could take any character from Les Liaisons Dangereuses out to dinner, who would it be and why? Valmont. Although I'd bring a chaperone since he can't be trusted. 5 people found this helpful.   Les Liaisons Dangereuses, by Peirre Choderlos de Laclos, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics. New /5(91).

Dangerous Liaisons, by Pierre-Ambroise-François Choderlos de Laclos, was first published in Paris in , seven years before the fall of the Ancien Régime and the beginning of the civil war now known as the French Revolution. It can be seen as the quintessential expression of the excesses and evils of that ridiculously wealthy, and soon-to-be-headless, minority of the . Les Liaisons dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) Summary. So we're a few years before the French Revolution, when the lower classes in France turned against the wealthy aristocracy and the whole social structure got turned on its head. The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses () one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. The subject of major film and stage adaptations, the novel's prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game - a game which they must 4/5(34).   Directed by Roger Vadim. With Jeanne Moreau, Gérard Philipe, Annette Stroyberg, Madeleine Lambert. Juliette Merteuil and Valmont is a sophisticated couple, always looking for fun and excitement. Both have sexual affairs with others and share their experiences with one another. But there is one rule: never fall in love. But this time Valmont falls madly in /10(K).