The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)

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The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)


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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: 9780199540181
ISBN-10: 0199540187
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: July 15th, 2008
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Oxford World's Classics