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  • Published: 28 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141195148
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 418
  • RRP: $12.99

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Depicting decadence and moral corruption in pre-revolutionary France, Dangerous Liaisons is one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. Two aristocrats 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. 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.

  • Pub date: 28 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141195148
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 418
  • RRP: $12.99

About the Author

Pierre Choderlos De Laclos

Pierre-Ambrois-Francois Choderlos de Laclos


Choderlos de Laclos was born in 1741, at Amiens. He entered the army at the age of 18 and reached the rank of capitaine-commandant without seeing battle. In 1779 he was sent to the island of Aix, where Dangerous Liaisons was written.

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