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Picturing Les Liaisons dangereuses: 18th-century illustrations of Laclos’ novel

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Whilst many 18th century French novels were illustrated as a matter of course—and often to make them more desirable—Choderlos de Laclos chose not to include engraved frontispieces or plates with Les Liaisons dangereuses in the editions he is known to have overseen or authorised. Indeed, in a letter to his son in 1802, he alleges spurious textual reasons to denounce an “édition à estampes” of his famous book. 1 This attitude did not stop publishers issuing illustrated copies during his lifetim...

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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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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Medieval and Modern Lang Fac, French
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
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ISSN:
1754-0208
URN:
uuid:dcdd6618-3dd2-43b3-ac76-d403a5f6037a
Source identifiers:
605677
Local pid:
pubs:605677

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