Tartuffe

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Author(s): Moliere
Genre: Drama
Original Publish Date: Feb 03, 2012
Product Number: EB00796054
Released: Dec 04, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780486112848
Publisher: Dover Publications
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Description

Renowned for his satirical works, MoliEre (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, 1622–1673) delighted in lampooning the social pretensions and conceits of 17th-century French society. In this 1664 verse comedy with serious overtones, Tartuffe, a penniless scoundrel and religious poseur, is invited by a gullible benefactor to live in his home. Imposing a rigidly puritanical regimen on the formerly happy household, Tartuffe wreaks havoc among family members. He breaks off the daughter's engagement, attempts to seduce the wife of his host, acquires his patron's property, and eventually resorts to blackmail and extortion. But ultimately, his schemes and malicious deeds lead to his own downfall. Attacked by the Church and twice suppressed, Tartuffe opened to packed houses in 1669. Teeming with lively humor and satirical plot devices, this timeless comedy by one of France's greatest and most influential playwrights is essential reading for students of theater and literature.

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Author(s): Moliere
Genre: Drama
Product Number Z10006852
Released: Jul 25, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
ISBN: #9781580817783
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Author(s): Moliere
Genre: Drama
Product Number EB00774562
Released: Oct 15, 2019
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Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: #9781849435758

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