; This preface was written by Choderlos de Laclos in the guise of an editor. On peut citer de mauvais vers, quand ils sont d’un grand poète. One may quote. Ligações Perigosas by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, As Liga es Perigosas um romance em que mais do que a paix o se descreve o fingimento A sua forma a da. x. m»w Ligações Perigosas moda e mobiliário no século XVIII In Choderlos de Laclos’s Les Liaisons dangereuses (), the music lesson .. the period, such as Pierre Louis Dumesnil le Jeune’s Interior with Card Players ( ca.
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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 a large number of 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 captainLaclos 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 Julyin the presence of Queen Marie Antoinetteproved a failure. In the same year he established a new artillery school in Valencewhich 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 novelLes Liaisons dangereusesas 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 lsclos 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 Laclox Safety reintegration in the army, a request which the Committee ignored.
His attempts to obtain a diplomatic position and to found chlderlos bank also proved unsuccessful.
choderloss Eventually, Laclos met the young general and recently appointed November First ConsulNapoleon Bonaparte, and joined his party. Made commander-in-chief of Reserve Artillery in ItalyLaclos died shortly afterward in the former convent of St. Francis of Assisi at Tarantoprobably of dysentery and malaria. He chodsrlos 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 inhis 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 novelan account of the period of the Terror in the French Revolution, told lgiaes two writers who were incarcerated together and loathed each other: Laclos and the Marquis de Sade.
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