ISBN 9780140449570,Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons

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Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9780140449570

ISBN-10 0140449574


Number of Pages 418 Pages
Language (English)


Published in 1782, just years before the French Revolution, Les Liaisons Dangerousness is a disturbing and ultimately damning portrayal of a decadent society. At its center 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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