Published in 1782, just years before the French Revolution, Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a disturbing and ultimately damning portrayal of a decadent society. At its centre are two aristocrats, former lovers, who embark on a sophisticated game of seduction and manipulation to bring amusement to their jaded existences. While the Marquise de Merteuil challenges the Vicomte de Valmont to seduce an innocent convent girl, the Vicomte is also occupied with the conquest of a virtuous married woman. But as their intrigues become more duplicitous and they find their human pawns responding in ways they could not have predicted, the consequences prove to be more serious, and deadly, than Merteuil and Valmont could have guessed.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BeeQuiet - LibraryThing
Madame Merteuil holds my favourite monologue belonging to any character in this absolute masterpiece of a play. It's a masterclass in the deceipt so often naturally inclusive in human relations. Read full review
So Good!User Review - nyangel - Borders
I have never been into classics, but this one was amazing. I had to read this book for my undergraduate English class a few weeks ago, and the entire class loved it. The 1988 movie didn't do it ... Read full review