The fact is that Liasons dangereuses refuses to be pigeonholed. The book is unique, and for a long time its uniqueness made it equally unpopular with readers and with critics, who find one-book authors difficult to fit into their own literary pigeonholes.
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In the two hundred years since its original publication, Les Liaisons Dangereuses has provoked, on the one hand, shock and censorship, and on the other, the admiration of readers as different as Marie Antoinette, Andre Gide, and Charles Baudelaire. The story it tells of the intrigues of a pair of sexually carnivorous aristocrats in pre-Revolutionary France has yet to lose a particle of its power to disturb our moral peace.