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elettaria
10:08 pm - Date chart for Liaisons
Hi everyone, hope you'll all be with us for our reading of Liasions which starts in a couple of weeks. I've written a chart which shows which letter was written by whom and on what date, so that we know which letters to read when without having to flick ahead all the time. They're not arranged 100% in date order, though most of them are.

CV Cecile de Volanges
MV Mme de Volanges
VV Vicomte de Valmont
MM Marquise de Merteuil
MT Madame de Tourvel
MR Mme de Rosemonde
CD Chevalier Danceny
RA Roux Azolan
M- Marechale de ---
FA Father Anselme
SC Sophie Carnay
CG Comte de Gercourt
MB Monsieur Bertrand

1 - CV to SC - 1 Aug
2 - MM to VV - 4 Aug
3 - CV to SC - 4 Aug
4 - VV to MM - 5 Aug
5 - MM to VV - 7 Aug
6 - VV to MM - 9 Aug
7 - CV to SC - 7 Aug
8 - MT to MV - 9 Aug
9 - MV to MT - 11 Aug
10 - MM to VV - 12 Aug
11 - MT to MV - 13 Aug
12 - CV to MM - 13 Aug
13 - MM to CV - 13 Aug
14 - CV to SC - 14 Aug
15 - VV to MM - 15 Aug
16 - CV to SC - 19 Aug
17 - CD to CV - 18 Aug
18 - CV to SC - 20 Aug
19 - CV to CD - 20 Aug
20 - MM to VV - 20 Aug
21 - VV to MM - 20 Aug
22 - MT to MV - 20 Aug
23 - VV to MM - 21 Aug
24 - VV to MT - 20 Aug
25 - VV to MM - 22 Aug
26 - MT to VV - 21 Aug
27 - CV to MM - 23 Aug
28 - CD to CV - 23 Aug
29 - CV to SC - 24 Aug
30 - CV to CD - 24 Aug
31 - CD to CV - 23 Aug
32 - MV to MT - 24 Aug
33 - MM to VV - 24 Aug
34 - VV to MM - 25 Aug
35 - VV to MT - 21 Aug
36 - VV to MT - 23 Aug
37 - MT to MV - 25 Aug
38 - MM to VV - 27 Aug
39 - CV to SC - 27 Aug
40 - VV to MM - 27 Aug
41 - MT to VV - 25 Aug
42 - VV to MT - 26 Aug
43 - MT to VV - 27 Aug
44 - VV to MM - 28 Aug
45 - MT to MV - 29 Aug
46 - CD to CV - 29 Aug
47 - VV to MM - 30 Aug
48 - VV to MT - 30 Aug
49 - CV to CD - 31 Aug
50 - MT to VV - 1 Sep
51 - MM to VV - 2 Sep
52 - VV to MT - 3 Sep
53 - VV to MM - 3 Sep
54 - MM to VV - 4 Sep
55 - CV to SC - 4 Sep
56 - MT to VV - 5 Sep
57 - VV to MM - 5 Sep
58 - VV to MT - 7 Sep
59 - VV to MM - 8 Sep
60 - CD to VV - 8 Sep
61 - CV to SC - 7 Sep
62 - MV to CD - 7 Sep
63 - MM to VV - 9 Sep
64 - CD to MV - 9 Sep
65 - CD to CV - 9 Sep
66 - VV to MM - 9 Sep
67 - MT to VV - 9 Sep
68 - VV to MT - 10 Sep
69 - CV to CD - 10 Sep
70 - VV to MM - 11 Sep
71 - VV to MM - 13 Sep
72 - CD to CV - 11 Sep
73 - VV to CV - 14 Sep
74 - MM to VV - 15 Sep
75 - CV to SC - 14 Sep
76 - VV to MM - 17 Sep
77 - VV to MT - 15 Sep
78 - MT to VV - 16 Sep
79 - VV to MM - 18 Sep
80 - CD to CV - 18 Sep
81 - MM to VV - 20 Sep
82 - CV to CD - 21 Sep
83 - VV to MT - 23 Sep
84 - VV to CV - 24 Sep
85 - MM to VV - 25 Sep
86 - M– to MM - 25 Sep
87 - MM to MV - 26 Sep
88 - CV to VV - 26 Sep
89 - VV to CD - 26 Sep
90 - MT to VV - 27 Sep
91 - VV to MT - 27 Sep
92 - CD to VV - 27 Sep
93 - CD to CV - 27 Sep
94 - CV to CD - 28 Sep
95 - CV to VV - 28 Sep
96 - VV to MM - 1 Oct
97 - CV to MM - 1 Oct
98 - MV to MM - 2 Oct
99 - VV to MM - 2 Oct
100 - VV to MM - 3 Oct
101 - VV to RA - 3 Oct
102 - MT to MR - 3 Oct
103 - MR to MT - 3 Oct
104 - MM to MV - 4 Oct
105 - MM to CV - 4 Oct
106 - MM to VV - 4 Oct
107 - RA to VV - 5 Oct
108 - MT to MR - 5 Oct
109 - CV to MM - 10 Oct
110 - VV to MM - 11 Oct
111 - CG to MV - 10 Oct
112 - MR to MT - 14 Oct
113 - MM to VV - 15 Oct
114 - MT to MR - 16 Oct
115 - VV to MM - 19 Oct
116 - CD to CV - 17 Oct
117 - CV to CD - 18 Oct
118 - CD to MM - 19 Oct
119 - MR to MT - 20 Oct
120 - VV to FA - 22 Oct
121 - MM to CD - 22 Oct
122 - MR to MT - 25 Oct
123 - FA to VV - 25 Oct
124 - MT to MR - 25 Oct
125 - VV to MM - 29 Oct
126 - MR to MT - 30 Oct
127 - MM to VV - 31 Oct
128 - MT to MR - 1 Nov
129 - VV to MM - 3 Nov
130 - MR to MT - 4 Nov
131 - MM to VV - 6 Nov
132 - MT to MR - 7 Nov
133 - VV to MM - 8 Nov
134 - MM to VV - 11 Nov
135 - MT to MR - 15 Nov
136 - MT to VV - 15 Nov
137 - VV to MT - 15 Nov
138 - VV to MM - 15 Nov
139 - MT to MR - 16 Nov
140 - VV to MM - 12 Nov
141 - MM to VV - 24 Nov
142 - VV to MM - 25 Nov
143 - MT to MR - 27 Nov
144 - VV to MM - 28 Nov
145 - MM to VV - 29 Nov
146 - MM to CD - 29 Nov
147 - MV to MR - 29 Nov
148 - CD to MM - 1 Dec
149 - MV to MR - 2 Dec
150 - CD to MM - 3 Dec
151 - VV to MM - 3 Dec
152 - MM to VV - 4 Dec
153 - VV to MM - 4 Dec
154 - MV to MR - 5 Dec
155 - VV to CD - 5 Dec
156 - CV to CD - 4 Dec
157 - CD to VV - 5 Dec
158 - VV to MM - 6 Dec
159 - MM to VV - 6 Dec
160 - MV to MR - 6 Dec
161 - MT to --- - 5 Dec
162 - CD to VV - 6 Dec
163 - MB to MR - 7 Dec
164 - MR to MB - 8 Dec
165 - MV to MR - 9 Dec
166 - MB to MR - 10 Dec
167 - anon to CD - 10 Dec
168 - MV to MR - 11 Dec
169 - CD to MR - 12 Dec
170 - MV to MR - 13 Dec
171 - MR to CD - 15 Dec
172 - MR to MV - 16 Dec
173 - MV to MR - 18 Dec
174 - CD to MR - 26 Dec
175 - MV to MR - 14 Jan

And if anyone wants to put that into a proper table, be my guest.

What do you think we should do about spoilers? Am I right in thinking that not everyone here has read the novel before? (ETA: or seen the film, by which I mean Dangerous Liaisons, not that Valmont nonsense or Cruel Intentions which Isn't The Same Thing.) Perhaps we should follow a rule such as putting asterisks in subject and comment headings as a warning? Avoiding spoilers altogether would be a pity, since those of us who do know the complete text will want to discuss the letters in the context of the whole.

Anyway, we have two weeks left for discussing Humphry Clinker *prods people*. I have to confess that I found it fairly dull myself (Liaisons is much more fun! Don't leave us!), but I'm sure I can think of something if I flick through it again. I've just been on holiday, which is my excuse for my absence so far this month.

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From:anonymid
Date:July 18th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)
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It will be my first time through the Liasions. But I'll probably read it at a much faster pace than "real time," once I get going; I doubt I'll be able to limit myself to the designate letter(s) for the day. Perhaps I'll try to finish it before Aug. 1 if I can.

As for Humphry, yeah, I was very disappointed. I liked it early on, but once it came to be dominated by Bramble and Jery and the Liddy plot pretty much disappeared, I lost interest. (I did make a long post recently that has yet to receive comment; I'm trying to do my part.)
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From:book_worm817
Date:July 18th, 2005 09:38 pm (UTC)
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I've not read it before, but I have seen the movie! (ducking)

Anyway, I have my text, and have skimmed pieces of letters here and there at random in the book. I'm okay with spoilers overall. I'll go with whatever you all want.
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From:elettaria
Date:July 18th, 2005 10:01 pm (UTC)
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Apart from the gigantic error of employing Keanu Reaves, and the strange way in which, in 18th c France, the aristos have American accents and the working class are Scots, I remember the film as being excellent and very accurate (minor change to the fate of the Marquise, they just went for something more picturesque, but the idea was the same), so that should keep you going as regards spoilers. Nice way to get round it, actually: you know the story so references to what's ahead are less likely to throw you, but the text's still fresh.
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From:zugenia
Date:July 18th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
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Sorry I never chimed into the discussion of HC, especially since I seem to be in the minority of people who actually like it! But I have to finish my dissertation by the end of the month, so I got, you know, sidetracked. (I do have a paragraph on HC in the last chapter, though! I'd post that, but it's pretty dull out of context. Here, I'll summarize: Bramble has a really bad dinner at a friend's house. This is an example of the Chinese taste clashing with English sensibility. The end.)

I've never read DL before, and I'm looking forward to it. I don't mind spoilers myself.
From:oneforellis
Date:July 18th, 2005 11:46 pm (UTC)
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I have no problem with spoilers, probably because I've already read the book and I'm looking forward to hearing other people's opinions on how things effect the entire story. I would do my best to follow an asterick rule ^_^
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From:elettaria
Date:July 19th, 2005 10:34 am (UTC)
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Tell you what, we'll put out a note at the start saying, "If anyone doesn't know the story and wants the suspense kept intact, let us know and we'll be good about spoilers." We're certainly going to have to do that about Clarissa, after all.
From:lilyremy
Date:July 31st, 2005 01:54 pm (UTC)
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I'll just reread the whole book, then refresh myself with the letter we are discussing on that day.

I don't mind spoilers, but I think it would be fine to put an asterisk * and "Begin Spoiler" and "End Spoiler" for those who do mind.

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