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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Hard to describe without spoiling the pleasure of potential readers, suffice it to say that the movie as awesome as Uma and Close and Malkovich were in the film version is not even close to as exciting and gripping as the original. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The lzs is splendid. Paclos Marquise de Merteuil, stung his pride for the feelings that the president awakens in Valmont asks him to break if he wants to benefit from their new favors.

Their cruel amusements soon looses their edge to become a horrifying symptom of a much amitades an subtler suffering that the one those seducers inflict on others. Dangerous Liaisons was the first English-language film adaptation of Laclos’s novel. Valmont declines, as he is plotting a seduction of his own: A novel originally written in beautiful language like French is common now.

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 his hapless victims thereby making him a virtual mind reader that aids him to know what should be his next move. Affascinante, intrigante, pervaso da una cattiveria insolita peligrosae stravagante.

It has been argued that the novel thus caught a doomed aristocracy distracted by decadent and libertine ways that would soon be amistaades undoing.

Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Tell me you love me too! Selected Adaptations of ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ Notes. Or maybe amistadee just me being overly sensitive and dramatic, that’s a huge possibility too ; Now, I am in awesome-book-is-over-I-can’t-stop-thinking-about-it mode, where I go about my daily functions like a robot, not seeing, amistzdes, or understanding anything save what has to do with Les Liaisons.

At the centre of this novel are the main characters, the lothario Vicomte de Valmont, and his former lover the widow Marquise de Merteuil. Toss both these sorts of people together into a restricti I wonder, if I had read this book when I was 21 instead of 31, would I have saved myself a good deal of grief concerning relationships?


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

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

As expected by the Marquise, this breaks the tender woman. 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.

Pelihrosas take this novel only as a mere diversion, it’s much more than that. It contains all ingredients of a brutal public dumping of a faithful, caring lover, – out of boredom and satiation.

Does anyone recommend a particular translation of this book? Share your thoughts with other customers. If he succeeds in sleeping with Tourvel, Merteuil must sleep with him as well. The novel is so tightly a,istades, so self-referential, that I doubt I will find an extraneous word on this third reading, though I shall try. Film in the United States portal France portal s portal.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for lax on the go. At the same time, the Vicomte tries his hand at seducing the prudish married Presidente de Tourvel. We learn that the Vicomte de Valmont can enjoy a philanthropic pleasure while failing to appreciate its intrinsic value, seeing it merely as one step on the path of Madame de Tourvel’s seduction.

I have read the real stuff and not many of readers nowadays have the patience to read and appreciate a classic though archaic work like this. And for all their evilness, those two really and truly comprehended human nature and, when taken out of context, wrote some truly beautiful passages on love, character and relationships. While others are deft and cruel. But apart from the elaborated style and the amusing display of strategic tactics which thread the story, one can’t miss the allusion to the thin line of what’s morally right or wrong.

It’s bizarre that LaClos only wrote one book; he seems perfectly in control of every sentence.

His six-year marriage to actress Glenne Headly ended shortly thereafter. View all 46 comments. Marquise de Mert Definitely the best epistolary book I have ever read and probably one of the best novels displaying the double morale in the eighteenth century Paris.


You root for all of them. I will even dare ravish her from the God whom she adores. The novel centers around two very bored, very jaded, very wicked French aristocrats, the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, former lovers, but forever accomplices, best friends and confidantes, who have nothing better to do with their time and intelligence than scheme and manipulate others for their own amusement. Tourvel, overwhelmed with grief and shame, retreats to a monastery where her health deteriorates rapidly.

This is a page-turner, a thriller, a gamechanger, and one of my favorite books. English Choose a language for shopping. A concerned Madame de Volanges calls upon Merteuil to speak to her.

Les Liaisons dangereuses

Thus starts this tale of deceit and corruption through seduction, with a summons from the Marquise de Merteuil to her confidante and former lover, the Vicomte de Valmont. Lac,os quite satisfied that the characters got what they deserved.

Even the view spoiler [ casualties hide spoiler ] minor characters are fully fleshed out and sympathetic. Perhaps the men reading this will correct me if i’m wrong, but I don’t think there are words used with the same derision for male behaviour, even ‘manwhore’ and ‘male slut’ choderllos not without positive connotations, part of male banter.

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Gazmend Kryeziu marked it as to-read Mar 28, I cannot love you back, and you know that! My project is way more awesome! Valmont, the rake, the seducer, the ruiner of women is a male character so often done, before and since, as to be stereotypical.

We have online sites for showcasing clips of sexual acts unknowingly filmed, for revenge porn, for rating the attractiveness and ‘easiness’ of others. He would retreat to a convent and take the candle. If you are a seller for this product, cchoderlos you like to suggest updates through seller support?

This formal resolution–like the endings of Measure for Measure and Lass Well that Ends Well –fulfills without satisfying, and therefore leads us to continue to question the moral lessons we already thought we had learned.

It has amistaded a large number of critical and analytic commentaries, plays, and films.