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The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and Other Plays : World's Classics - Moliere .

The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and Other Plays

World's Classics

By: Moliere .

Paperback Published: 1st July 2008
ISBN: 9780199540181
Number Of Pages: 400

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This unique volume brings together four of MoliA]re's greatest verse comedies covering the best years of his prolific writing career. Actor, director, and playwright, MoliA]re (1622-73) was one of the finest and most influential French dramatists, adept at portraying human foibles and puncturing pomposity. The School for Wives was his first great success; Tartuffe, condemned and banned for five years, his most controversial play. The Misanthrope is his acknowledged masterpiece, and The Clever Women his last, and perhaps best-constructed, verse piece. In addition this collection includes a spirited attack on his enemies and a defense of his theater, in the form of two sparkling short plays, The School for Wives Criticized and The Impromptu at Versailles.

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`Both prose and verse translations do full justice to Moliere's wit and ingenuity, and make reading this book a highly enjoyable experience' TLS, 17/08/01

The School for Wives The School for Wives Criticized The Impromptu at Versailles Tartuffe The Misanthrope The Clever Women

ISBN: 9780199540181
ISBN-10: 0199540187
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st July 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.28

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