Publisher description for Tartuffe and the Bourgeois gentleman = Le Tartuffe et Le Bourgeois gentilhomme : a dual-language book / MoliŠere ; edited and translated by Stanley Appelbaum.


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Two timeless comedies by one of France’s greatest playwrights appear here: Tartuffe, a 1664 verse comedy concerning a scoundrel who impersonates a holy man, and the 1670 prose farce The Bourgeois Gentleman, a lampoon of Parisian society with a central character who attempts to adopt the superficial characteristics of the nobility. Original French texts with excellent English interpretations on facing pages. Introduction. Footnotes.


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