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Les Liaisons DangereusesÿVol. 2

By: Choderlos De Laclos
Published By: Double9 Books
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Volume 2 of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" is the second installment of Choderlos de Laclos's engrossing book. This sequel dives more into the characters' complicated connections and moral predicaments, building on the previous volume's elaborate web of trickery and deception. Laclos depicts the psychological games performed by the aristocratic figures, like the conniving Vicomte de Valmont and the crafty Marquise de Merteuil, brilliantly via a sequence of letters. The implications of their acts become increasingly obvious as the plot develops, exposing the devastating potential of their immoral goals. The topics of love, desire, betrayal, and societal expectations are extensively explored in the second book, demonstrating Laclos's astute comprehension of social dynamics and human nature. "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" Volume 2 continues to enthrall readers with its keen humor, societal critique, and sophisticated storyline as it examines the darker side of human relationships and the consequences of unrestrained desires. The writings of Choderlos de Laclos are still regarded as timeless masterpieces of French literature because they provide a riveting and provocative look at morality, authority, and the complexity of human desire.

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Choderlos De Laclos

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803) was a French novelist and military officer known for his influential novel "Les Liaisons Dangereuses." Laclos was born into a noble family and pursued a military career, rising to the rank of captain in the French Army. Although his military achievements were notable, Laclos is primarily remembered for his literary contributions. The epistolary novel explores the themes of seduction, manipulation, and the complexities of human relationships in 18th-century French society. Laclos's sharp writing style and keen psychological observations made the novel a masterpiece of French literature. Beyond his literary pursuits, Laclos also engaged in political activities during the French Revolution. He aligned himself with the Girondins and served as a revolutionary administrator. However, after the fall of the Girondins, Laclos was imprisoned and later released. He returned to his military career, but his health declined, and he died in 1803. Choderlos de Laclos's contribution to literature, particularly with "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," continues to be celebrated and studied for its exploration of human nature, societal conventions, and the consequences of deceit and manipulation.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 214 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358719273
  • ISBN-13: 9789358719277
  • Item Weight: 256.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 12 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Literary Criticism / General,Religion / Meditations,Sports & Recreation / General