HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Author photo. Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Painting attibuted to Alexander Kucharski (1741-1819).
Amiens, Musée de l'hôtel de Berny (Public domain ; Wikipedia)

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos Painting attibuted to Alexander Kucharski (1741-1819). Amiens, Musée de l'hôtel de Berny (Public domain ; Wikipedia)

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
4,282 (4,307)602,953 (4.1)130
1001 (35) 1001 books (39) 18th century (237) 18th century literature (24) aristocracy (29) classic (121) Classic Literature (25) classics (124) DVD (17) ebook (16) epistolary (111) epistolary novel (77) erotica (18) european literature (17) fiction (659) Folio Society (53) France (187) French (299) French fiction (36) French literature (284) intrigue (17) letters (38) literature (170) love (28) manipulation (16) movie (14) novel (160) own (18) paperback (16) Penguin Classics (25) read (52) Roman (63) romance (38) seduction (36) sex (25) TBR (25) to-read (78) translated (19) translation (44) unread (48)
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos was supposed to be helping to construct fortifications against the British on the west coast of France in 1779 but he spent most of his time writing his experimental novel, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses." The book was published in four volumes in 1782, becoming an immediate bestseller. A few years later, he left the army to become a diplomat and administrator in the Ministry of War. He spent some time in prison after the French Revolution and after meeting Napoleon Bonaparte, was reinstated in the army as a Brigadier General and artillery expert. Although considered scandalous in its day, "Liaisons" went on to heavily influence the works of many subsequent writers.
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (4.1)
0.5 2
1 9
1.5 2
2 18
2.5 8
3 120
3.5 46
4 300
4.5 46
5 287

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos is composed of 47 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 99,090,781 books! | Top bar: Always visible