Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Study Guide Letters 125 - 150 Summary & Analysis

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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In letter 125, Valmont writes to Merteuil, proclaiming his victory. He explains that he arrived at Tourvel's under the false pretense of forgiveness. He complained of her behavior toward him, and her cruelty, to which she objected. After an argument, Valmont threatens suicide if he cannot have her. He continues the ruse by giving back her letters, claiming they were his last hope to life. Tourvel, faced with his death or her loss of virtue, gives in. Valmont admits that at first, Tourvel was nearly catatonic. When he mentioned his happiness, however, she responded that was all she wished for, and relaxed. Valmont admits that, after making love, he swore eternal love to her, and had to fight later to get her from his mind. Valmont closes by asking Merteuil for his reward, and promises her he can find the time.

In letter 126, Rosemonde writes to...

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