Les Liaisons Dangereuses
By Pierre Choderlos De Laclos
(Everyman's Library, Hardcover, 9780679413257)
Publication Date: June 30, 1992
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(Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)
In the two hundred years since its original publication, Les Liaisons Dangereuses has provoked, on the one hand, shock and censorship, and on the other, the admiration of readers as different as Marie Antoinette, Andre Gide, and Charles Baudelaire. The story it tells of the intrigues of a pair of sexually carnivorous aristocrats in pre-Revolutionary France has yet to lose a particle of its power to disturb our moral peace.
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