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 masterpieces of novelistic literature of the 18th century, which explores the amorous intrigues of the aristocracy. It has inspired many critical and analytic commentaries, plays and films. As a young lieutenant he briefly served in a garrison at La Rochelle until the end of the Seven Years' War In Laclos became a freemason in "L'Union" military lodge in Toul. Despite a promotion to the rank of captain , Laclos grew increasingly bored with his artillery garrison duties and with the company of soldiers; he began to devote his free time to writing.
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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 masterpieces of novelistic literature of the 18th century, which explores the amorous intrigues of the aristocracy. It has inspired many critical and analytic commentaries, plays and films. As a young lieutenant he briefly served in a garrison at La Rochelle until the end of the Seven Years' War In Laclos became a freemason in "L'Union" military lodge in Toul. Despite a promotion to the rank of captain , Laclos grew increasingly bored with his artillery garrison duties and with the company of soldiers; he began to devote his free time to writing.
His first works, several light poems, appeared in the Almanach des Muses. The music was composed by the Chevalier de Saint Georges. Its premiere on 19 July , in the presence of Queen Marie Antoinette , proved a failure. In the same year he established a new artillery school in Valence , which would include Napoleon Bonaparte among its students in the mid s. In this period he wrote several works which showed his great admiration of Jean-Jacques Rousseau — However, he spent most of his time writing his new epistolary novel , Les Liaisons dangereuses , as well as a Letter to Madame de Montalembert.
When he asked for and received six months of vacation, he spent the time in Paris, writing. Durand Neveu published Les Liaisons Dangereuses in four volumes on 23 March ; it became a widespread success 1, copies sold in a month, an exceptional result for the time. Laclos was immediately ordered to return to his garrison in Brittany ; in he was sent to La Rochelle to collaborate in the construction of the new arsenal. The following year, he began a project of numbering the streets of Paris. His reorganization has been credited [ by whom?
He thenceforth spent some time in ballistic studies, which led him to the invention of the modern artillery shell. In he requested of the Committee of Public Safety reintegration in the army, a request which the Committee ignored. His attempts to obtain a diplomatic position and to found a bank also proved unsuccessful. Eventually, Laclos met the young general and recently appointed November First Consul , Napoleon Bonaparte, and joined his party. Made commander-in-chief of Reserve Artillery in Italy , Laclos died shortly afterward in the former convent of St.
Francis of Assisi at Taranto , probably of dysentery and malaria. He was buried in the fort still bearing his name Forte de Laclos in the Isola di San Paolo near the city, built under his direction. Following the restoration of the House of Bourbon in southern Italy in , his burial tomb was destroyed; it is believed [ by whom? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Portrait of Choderlos de Laclos attributed to Alexander Kucharsky. Smith A biographical novel , an account of the period of the Terror in the French Revolution, told by two writers who were incarcerated together and loathed each other: Laclos and the Marquis de Sade.
Dangerous Liaisons. French Revolution. Significant civil and political events by year. What Is the Third Estate? Peace of Basel.
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It is the story of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, two narcissistic rivals and ex-lovers who use seduction as a weapon to socially control and exploit others, all the while enjoying their cruel games and boasting about their manipulative talents. However, it has also been described as an amoral story. As an epistolary novel, the book is composed entirely of letters written by the various characters to each other. In particular, the letters between Valmont and the Marquise drive the plot, with those of their victims and other characters serving as contrasting figures to give the story its depth.
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Yonris A delicious look into the life of the wicked and idle in the French Court. Secondly, all the characters in the story are aristocrats, including the virtuous heroines—Madame de Tourvel and Madame de Rosemonde. I would love …more By the end of the story, none of the letters are pierrre. Its premiere on 19 Julyin the presence of Queen Marie Antoinetteproved a failure. Shelves: favorites , books-to-read-before-you-die Oh the painful brilliance of these letters! Someone recently said to me that it is sad that people have stopped writing old-fashioned letters, being so much more personal and private than the frequently impolite, monosyllabic insults people tend to spit out on Twitter, Facebook and in various comment threads on the internet. I agreed, but continued to think about it, and all of a sudden, this epistolary novel came to my mind in all its passionate evil power.
Posted on July 13, at. July 13, by admin. One may quote. This article needs additional citations for verification. Les Liaisons dangereuses is celebrated for its exploration of seductionrevenge and human malicepresented in the form of fictional letters collected and published by a fictional author. What do you think?