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Misanthrope and Other Plays: New Selection

Misanthrope and Other Plays: New Selection - 00 edition

Misanthrope and Other Plays: New Selection - 00 edition

ISBN13: 9780140447309

ISBN10: 014044730X

Misanthrope and Other Plays: New Selection by Moliere and John Wood - ISBN 9780140447309
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
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Misanthrope and Other Plays: New Selection by Moliere and John Wood - ISBN 9780140447309

ISBN13: 9780140447309

ISBN10: 014044730X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 00
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Summary

The Misanthrope, Moliere's richly sophisticated comic drama is accompanied in this volume by The Would--be Gentleman, another tale of a dangerously deluded and obsessive hero. Tartuffe dares to take on the subject of religious hypocrisy. Also included are Such Foolish Affected Ladies and Those Learned Ladies, both newly translated for this edition. Finally, The Doctor Despite Himself is a hilarious example of Moliere's long-standing vendetta against the medical profession.

Author Bio

Moliere :

Moliere was the stage name of Jean--Baptiste Poquelin (1622-1673). His plays achieved great success, especially his masterpiece, The Misanthrope, and elicited enormous controversy with their religious irreverence.

Wood, John :

John Wood is a producer and translator of Moliere's works.

Coward, David :

David Coward is Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Leeds, England. He won a Scott-Moncrieff prize for his edition of Albert Cohen's Belle du Seigneur.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Misanthrope
Le Misanthrope
The Sicilian or Love the Painter
Le Sicilien ou L' Amour peintre
Tartuffe or the Impostor
Le Tartuffe ou L'Imposteur
A Doctor in Spite of Himself
Le Medecin malgre
The Imaginary Invalid
Le Malade imaginaire
Notes on the Plays