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Picturing les liaisons dangereuses: Eighteenth-century illustrations of Laclos’s novel

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Laclos never commissioned illustrations for Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782). Nevertheless, a set of prints destined to be framed and four series of illustrations to accompany editions of the book came out during his lifetime. The artists – not all of whom can be identified – vary in the choice of scenes they represent. There are also two allegorical frontispieces which show that the text can be interpreted as a tragic moral tale. The engravings range from the libertine to the demure, from cru...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1111/1754-0208.12421

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Department:
All Souls College
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies Journal website
Volume:
39
Issue:
4
Pages:
579-597
Publication date:
2016-11-22
Acceptance date:
2016-08-15
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EISSN:
1754-0208
ISSN:
1754-0194
Pubs id:
pubs:664154
URN:
uri:c64220d5-e661-4204-b78e-c09a9a67b2a8
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uuid:c64220d5-e661-4204-b78e-c09a9a67b2a8
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pubs:664154

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