Dangerous Liaisons is a novel by Pierre Ambroise Laclos that was first published in 1782. Explore a plot summary, an in-depth analysis of the Marquise de Merteuil, and important quotes.


See a complete list of the characters in Dangerous Liaisons and in-depth analyses of the Marquise de Merteuil, the Vicomte de Valmont, and the Présidente de Tourvel.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in Dangerous Liaisons, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.


Find the quotes you need to support your essay, or refresh your memory of the book by reading these key quotes.


Get ready to ace your Dangerous Liaisons paper with our suggested essay topics and mini essays.

Further Study

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