Tartuffe, By Molière (Paperback)

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Tartuffe, By Molière (Paperback)

By Molière, Richard Wilbur (Translated by)


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The renowned French playwright Molière's most masterful and most frequently performed play, skillfully translated into English by the Pulitzer Prize–winning translator Richard Wilbur.

The rich bourgeois Orgon has become a bigot and prude. The title character, a wily opportunist and swindler, affects sancity and gains complete ascendancy over Ogron, who not only attemps to turn over his fortune but offers his daughter in marriage to his "spiritual" guide.

Translated and with an Introduction by Richard Wilbur.

Molière (1622–1673), born Jean-Baptise Poquelin, was a widely renowned French poet, playwright, and actor.

RICHARD WILBUR, one of America’s most beloved poets, has served as poet laureate of the United States. He has received the National Book Award, two Pulitzer Prizes, the National Arts Club medal of honor for literature, and a number of translation prizes, including two Bollingen Prizes and two awards from PEN.

Product Details ISBN: 9780156881807
ISBN-10: 0156881802
Publisher: Ecco
Publication Date:
Pages: 176
Language: English

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