ISBN-10:
0199540187
ISBN-13:
9780199540181
Pub. Date:
07/15/2008
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and Other Plays

The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and Other Plays

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Overview

This unique volume brings together four of Moli re's greatest verse comedies covering the best years of his prolific writing career. Actor, director, and playwright, Moli 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.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199540181
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/15/2008
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 546,048
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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