Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Letters 151 - 175 Summary & Analysis

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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Letters 151 - 175 Summary

In letter 151, Valmont reveals he found Merteuil in her home with Danceny. He is angry, and warns her that betrayal would devastate them both. He demands that she see him this evening, and that she stop seeing Danceny. Merteuil replies in letter 152, and is clearly furious as she cruelly makes fun of Valmont's threats. She reminds him she never remarried because she did not want anyone to control her actions, and continues to note that he is not in a position to demand. She states he is not the man he was. Valmont responds in letter 153, and explains that Merteuil must choose between having Valmont as a lover or as an enemy. She has tricked him once, and he admits he will not allow it again. He closes by noting that any prevarication will be seen to him as an act of war. In a...

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