Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Letters 16 - 50 Summary & Analysis

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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Letters 16 - 50 Summary

Cecile again writes Sophie in letter 16, and explains to her that Danceny has begun writing her letters. She knows she should not respond, but plans to ask Merteuil, her "only friend", for advice. Danceny's letter is revealed next (letter 17), and speaks volumes of his love for Cecile. Cecile's response to Sophie is next (letter 18), and in it she notes she and Danceny looked into one another's eyes, and when he began to cry, she promised to write to him. Cecile's letter to Danceny, letter 19, follows and while she does not admit to love so freely as Danceny, she does explain her positive feelings for him, but asks that he no longer write. In letter 20, Merteuil promises herself to Valmont, but only if he succeeds in winning Tourvel, and only if he provides proof of that in writing. She also admits she is pondering taking Cecile...

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