Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

By Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (Author), Alfred Mac Adam (Introduction), Alfred Mac Adam (Introduction and notes), Ernest Dowson (Translator)


Format Paperback



Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Alfred Mac Adam, Alfred Mac Adam, Ernest Dowson
&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RLes Liaisons Dangereuses,&&L/I&&R by &&LB&&RPeirre Choderlos de Laclos&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&R&&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each readers understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&RLove . . . sex . . . seduction. Of the three, only the last matters. Love is a meaningless word, and sex an ephemeral pleasure, but seduction is an amusing game in which victory means power and the ability to humiliate one’s enemies and revel with one’s friends. So it is for the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, two supremely bored aristocrats during the final years before the French Revolution. Together they concoct a wildly wicked wager: If Valmont can successfully seduce the virtuous wife of a government official, Madame de Tourvel, then Madame Merteuil will sleep with him again. But Madame Merteuil also wants Valmont to conquer the young and innocent former convent schoolgirl, Cécile Volanges. Can he do both?&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RWhen &&LI&&RLes Liaisons Dangereuses&&L/I&&R was first published in 1782, it both scandalized and titillated the aristocracy it was aimed against, who publicly denounced it and privately devoured it. Today we still recognize its relevance, for what could be more contemporary than its appalling image of everyday evil — small, selfish, manipulative, and mean.&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LB&&RAlfred Mac Adam,&&L/B&&R Professor at Barnard College–Columbia University, teaches Latin American and comparative literature. He is a translator of Latin American fiction and writes extensively on art.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R

Pub Date: 7/1/2005

ISBN: 9781593082406

Price: $9.95 / $11.95 CAN

Format: Paperback

Pages: 464 pages

Trim: 5.18 x 8 x 1.16 Inches

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics

Carton Quantity: 36

Series: Barnes & Noble Classics