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Tartuffe; comedy in five acts, 1669

A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family.

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  • "A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family."@en
  • "An imposter cleric gets into the house of the wealthy Orgon, whom he fools into promising him his wealth, position, and his young daughter. The translation into English verse of one of Molière's most masterful and most popular plays. A continuous delight from beginning to end (Richard Eberhart). Introduction by Richard Wilbur."
  • ""The story takes place in the home of the wealthy Orgon, where Tartuffe--a fraud and a pious imposter--has insinuated himself. He succeeds magnifi-cently in winning the respect and devotion of the head of the house and then tries to marry his daughter and seduce his wife and scrounge the deed to the property. He nearly gets away with it, but an emissary from King Louis XIV arrives in time to recover the property, free Monsieur Orgon and haul Tartuffe off to jail. And so his duplicity is finally exposed and punished. But not before the author has mercilessly examined the evil that men can commit in the guise of religious fervor and the dangers that imperil those who would believe only what they choose to believe despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary." -- Publisher's description."@en

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  • "French drama (Comedy)"@en
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  • "Comedies"
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  • "Drama"@en
  • "French drama"@en

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  • "Tartuffe : comedy in five acts, 1669 / Poquelin de Moliere : [translated by Richard Wilbur]"@en
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  • "Tartuffe : comedy in five acts, 1669"
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  • "Tartuffe : comedy in five acts"@en
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