Dangerous Liaisons

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a complex and disturbing portrayal of the noble class in France. Set in the late eighteenth century just before the revolution, Les Liaisons Dangereuses weaves a web of cold, calculated betrayal of the most immoral kind. It is a mannered, elegant tale in which the languorous intrigues of the opening scenes set up the violent passions of the later ones. It is a story in which the surfaces are usually calm …

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…is well known that this Second Estate of France was exorbitantly wealthy, pampered and idle. Consequently, in order to give meaning to their boring lives, they conjured acts of increasingly questionable content, lacking in morals and conscious. These privileged creatures of France possessed the vast majority of wealth and committed the most scandalous of acts against both their piers and those of lower social standing. It is little wonder a revolution was on the horizon.