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Dangerous Liaisons

Pierre Ambroise Laclos

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Why is Dangerous Liaisons called an "epistolary" novel?

Which of the following is NOT an example of a "liaison"?

In what year was Dangerous Liaisons first published?

To whom is Cécile Volanges promised in marriage by her mother?

Where does the Présidente de Tourvel meet the Vicomte de Valmont for the first time?

How does the Chevalier Danceny send Cécile his first love letter?

What must the Vicomte de Valmont do, according to the Marquise de Merteuil, before they can be reunited?

How does the Présidente de Tourvel find out about Valmont's good deed?

How does the Présidente de Tourvel react to first Valmont's confession of love?

How does Sophie advise Cécile to respond to the Chevalier Danceny's confessions of love?

Why does the Vicomte de Valmont decide to seduce Cécile?

What first makes Madame Volanges suspect that Cécile is having an affair with the Chevalier Danceny?

Who helps Cécile and the Chevalier Danceny to correspond, once Madame Volanges has found out about their affair and forbidden Cécile to write to him?

Who announces his intentions to seduce the Marquise de Merteuil at a dinner party?

What does Madame Volanges decide to do after Cécile throws herself into her arms and starts crying one morning?

Why does the Comte de Gercourt want to postpone his marriage to Cécile?

Who arranges for Valmont to visit the Présidente de Tourvel after she has left Madame de Rosemonde's estate?

What ailment does Madame de Rosemonde suffer from?

How does Valmont die?

What kind of physical deformity does the Marquise de Merteuil's illness supposedly cause her?

Where has Cécile in fact gone when her mother thinks that she has disappeared?

How does the Marquise de Merteuil supposedly react to being surrounded and booed at in the Opera salon?

Where does the Marquise de Merteuil flee after being ruined and bankrupted?

How many novels did Choderlos de Laclos write after Dangerous Liaisons?

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