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4.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 4.23 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pierre Choderlos De Laclos Narrator: Gabriel Woolf Publisher: RNIB Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marita Hanscamp | 12/30/2013

    " Quite enjoyed despite the task it was to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary | 12/20/2013

    " Even better than the movie! I loved the language and the drama. It even made me want to write letters to people (though I would not dare mess with the affairs of the French nobility)! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 11/11/2013

    " the titled book I speak of here, was written by Choderlos de Laclos -- not a BBC script. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eduardozilli | 9/12/2013

    " the best study on women`s nature ever written "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cory | 8/16/2013

    " It would have been SO much better if I had about a month to read this instead of one T-W-TH sequence...a great read for discussion! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie | 6/17/2013

    " Terrifically evil-better than the movie; the play came close. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pablo Andrés González | 3/29/2013

    " A masterpiece, a prodigy of luxurious language and sophistication, one of the best books I have read ever!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Briynne | 3/10/2013

    " I read this book after watching cruel intentions as a teenager. The book is so much better, and even more unbelievably cold and heartless. It's like watching a train wreck - you're horrified, but you cannot look away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ktphd1 | 3/2/2013

    " Deliciously Diabolical...The brilliantly destructive "games" of seduction and revenge amongst these two bored 18th Century French Aristocracrats are lusciously evil and yet so incredibly appealing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 1/30/2013

    " very entertaining and insightful novel! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber Milliken | 9/22/2012

    " I first read this as a teenager and of course appreciated the "player gets played" aspect of the story. But it was the dialogue, I think, that keeps it as a top favorite of mine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hawkgrrrl | 8/19/2012

    " This is a classic for a reason. The treachery and boredom of the wealthy make for a fun, deeply satisfying read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane Mackie | 6/10/2012

    " Cruel Intentions was more titillating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 2/12/2012

    " I need to re-read this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindy | 12/29/2011

    " Bawdy, shocking and excellently written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allan Fisher | 6/18/2011

    " Read this years ago after watching the play in my local theatre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Contrarywise | 4/7/2011

    " I read this because it was the favorite book of a favorite writer (Anthony Powell). Found it impossble to care for any of the characters, though it was certainly a brilliant depiction of the corrupt French aristocracy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 otherSphere | 3/29/2011

    " A fascinating book showing two hopelessly rotten characters destroying other people's lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wick | 3/9/2011

    " È praticamente un noir senza la parte investigativa: è un libro crudele e duro, con personaggi freddi, calcolatori e corruttori.
    Bellissimo. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 2/16/2011

    " This book is amazing! The translation I found to be the best for me was the Oxford Edition. I loved that it was an epistolary novel. A great piece of literature that is a must read. Feel bad for anyone who loves literature who has not read this classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gattomaoz | 1/18/2011

    " Proust lo definisce "il più spaventosamente perverso dei libri". Non si può non essere d'accordo. Complesso, irriducibile ed incredibilmente "umano" nella malvagità dei suoi protagonisti. Esemplare! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marita | 1/14/2011

    " Quite enjoyed despite the task it was to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allan | 1/12/2011

    " Read this years ago after watching the play in my local theatre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 1/10/2011

    " Wonderfully plotted and psychologically astute. A truly fun romp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taly | 1/5/2011

    " Expertly woven and very well characterized sides. It's chilling to see the downward spiral going as planned. As much as you get to hate Merteuil, you can't help admire her mastery of acting and manipulation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/4/2011

    " Read it in college and loved it. "

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