Les liaisons dangereuses / Choderlos de Laclos ; préface d'André Malraux ; notice et notes de Joël Papadopoulos
Choderlos de Laclos
Author of introduction
André Malraux
Joël Papadopoulos
Paris: Gallimard, 2017 | Other editions
498 p.
9782070338962 (paperback)

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About Choderlos de Laclos

Pierre Ambroise François Choderlos de Laclos (French: [pjɛʁ ɑ̃bʁwaz fʁɑ̃swa ʃɔdɛʁlo laklo]; 18 October 1741 – 5 September 1803) was a French novelist, official, Freemason and army general, best known for writing the epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) (1782).

A unique case in French literature, he was for a long time considered to be as scandalous a writer as the Marquis de Sade or Nicolas Restif de la Bretonne. He was a military officer with no illusions about human relations, and an amateur writer; however, his initial plan was to "write a work which departed from the ordinary, which made a noise, and which would remain on earth after his death"; from this point of view he mostly attained his goals with the fame of his masterwork Les Liaisons dangereuses. It is one of the mas…Read more on Wikipedia