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Dangerous Liaisons

By: Pierre-Ambroise-François Choderlos de Laclos
Narrated by: Gabriel Woolf
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Les Liaisons dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) is a French epistolary novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.

First published in four volumes by Durand Neveu from March 23, 1782, the book cause scandal on its release.

The story, composed entirely of letters written by the various characters to each other, tells of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, two rivals who use sex as a weapon to humiliate and degrade others,The story, composed entirely of letters written by the various characters to each other, tells of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, two rivals who use sex as a weapon to humiliate and degrade othersThe story, composed entirely of letters written by the various characters to each other, tells of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, two rivals who use sex as a weapon to humiliate and degrade others, uncaring of those who face social ruin or whose hearts are broken. It depicts a decadent and corrupt aristocracy exposing the perversions of the so-called Ancien Regime. The relevance of this grew due to the ensuing the French Revolution.

Pierre Ambroise Francois Choderlos de Laclos (1741 - 1803) was a French novelist, official and army general.

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Public Domain (P)2008 RNIB

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