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Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

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Pierre Ambroise François Choderlos de Laclos (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 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.

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Dangerous Liaisons book cover

Dangerous Liaisons

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Dangerous Liaisons book cover

Dangerous Liaisons

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Dangerous Liaisons (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) book cover

Dangerous Liaisons (Les Liaisons Dangereuses)

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) book cover

Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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