Auto boutiques-francophones Simple and secure cloud storage Personal Care Furniture Kindle Explore the Amazon.ca Vinyl LP Records Store Fall Tools
The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and Other Plays and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
CDN$ 0.01
+ CDN$ 6.49 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Ships from the USA. Please allow 14-21 business days for delivery. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Biggest little used bookstore in the world.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and Other Plays Paperback – Apr 30 1999


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback, Apr 30 1999
CDN$ 25.31 CDN$ 0.01

Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping for Six Months When You Try Amazon Student




Product Details

Product Description

Review

`Both prose and verse translations do full justice to Moliere's wit and ingenuity, and make reading this book a highly enjoyable experience' TLS, 17/08/01

About the Author

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Molire, was a French theatre writer, director and actor, one of the masters of comic satire. Maya Slater is at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London University.


Inside This Book

(Learn More)
First Sentence
You've come to marry her tomorrow, do you say? Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.ca
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 11 reviews
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
tartuffe April 8 2011
By Ivy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Tartuffe is a famous play written by Moliere in the 17th century, under the reign of Luis XIV. It is about the guy, Tartuffe, who is seemingly a very humble man devoted to the church, but in fact has completely different plans and ideas. He meets Orgon, a rich noble man, at a church, and impresses him so much, that Orgon promises him his daughter's hand as well as the whole household. The rest of the Orgon's family realizes very fast that Tartuffe is a hypocrite, but they cannot oppose Orgon because in that period of time no one was going against the "King" of a family. The only person, who is openly opposing Orgon and trying to convince him that he is wrong about Tartuffe, is Dorine the maid, who brings the fresh air of the working class people of pre-revolutionary France in this noble family with a strict order. Eventually, Orgon finds out that he has been "dragged by the nose" after he witnesses how Tartuffe tried to seduce his wife.
After I read this play I realized why the name Tartuffe became a synonym for hypocrisy. There have always been people who passionately preach something that they don't strongly believe in. The play vividly describes those types of individuals, and shows a paradigm for that kind of behavior.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Satires of his time Sept. 8 2013
By Eric Mascarin Perigault - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The author of this collection of comedy died on stage. Yet there are legends who doubt the existence of this character and say he was a senior official of the court or the king himself. They base their claim on the fact that in these comedies the author makes fun of everything about the court of the powerful King Louis XIV, the Sun King, the most powerful in the world at that time. And Louis XIV not only allowed this criticism disguised as satire but attending them. Go figure. The truth is that if you are an entertaining story even to this day and his works are still represented. It mocks everything, not just what the court of the king but of society in general. Interesting.
The best Moliere translations I've read Dec 29 2014
By Orson Welles - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Slater has an extraodinary gift for translating French into English. She manages to carry over the wit and verve of the original without leaving the original behind. While retaining the rhyme scheme, Slater manages to give the verse a contemporary, modern feel. Go to "look inside" and read her on "note on translation," pp. xxiv-xxv. You can scroll back from first pages until you get to it. You'll see what I mean.
the height of verse comedy! Oct. 1 2014
By d m murphy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This translation and moliere skillful control of verse makes the play highly readable to the modern reader. Love how the notes are asterisked so you can easily return back to the text after reading it.
Great June 1 2015
By Jeanne Stanley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
One of the best translations of a very funny set of plays. Our French Professor says it is a very good translation, and the rhyme is sublime.


Feedback