Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
By Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Mondains capricieux et désoeuvrés, Madame de Merteuil et le vicomte de Valmont mettent en position un jeu de séduction appropriate pour l'une de los angeles vengeance, pour l'autre du défi. l. a. jeune et naïve Cécile Volanges et l. a. vertueuse Madame de Tourvel en sont les victimes. Les deux complices déploient en effet des trésors d'ingéniosité et de cruauté pour faire tomber leurs proies dans leurs filets. Grisés par le sentiment de liberté et de puissance engendré par los angeles domination des plus faibles, ils maîtrisent l'art de déjouer los angeles vigilance de los angeles société bien-pensante. Laclos livre dans ce roman par lettres les moeurs dissolues d'un monde raffiné gâté par los angeles perversité, dont il dénonce à los angeles fois les ressorts et l. a. fascination qu'elle exerce.
Dans l. a. lignée des grandes oeuvres libertines du XVIIIe, Les Liaisons dangereuses firent scandale, et suscitent des réactions toujours aussi contrastées.
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