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Les Liaisons dangereuses By Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

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Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) 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 win. 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. David Coward's introduction explodes myths about Laclos's own life and puts the book in its literary and cultural context. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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The Oxford World's Classic edition offers students an excellent introduction to this classic text and also important notes and chronologies. * Dr. Paraic Finnerty, University of Portsmouth. *

About Pierre Choderlos de Laclos


Douglas Parmee is Retired Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge. He is the translator of Nana, Attack on the Mill (Zola) and A Sentimental Journey (Flaubert) for World's Classics. David Coward is Professor of French at the University of Leeds. He is the translator and editor of Maupassant, de Sade, and Dumas in World's Classics.

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GOR002025670
Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Oxford World's Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2008-04-17
448
0199536481
9780199536481
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