Molière

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France’s answer to Shakespeare, the seventeenth century playwright Molière wrote comedies, farces, tragicomedies, comédie-ballets and poetry. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed at the Comédie-Française more often than those of any other playwright today. He invented a new style that employed a double vision of normal and abnormal seen in relation to each other—the comedy of the true opposed to the specious, the intelligent set against the pedantic. Though the sacred and secular authorities often combined against him, Molière’s genius finally emerged to win him the status of a world author. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Molière’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare plays and poetry, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Molière’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the major works
* All 33 dramatic works, with individual contents tables
* Translations by Charles Heron Wall, Henri van Laun, Curtis Hidden Page and A. R. Waller
* Features rare dramas appearing for the first time in digital publishing
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Rare poetry translations available in no other collection
* Easily locate the poems or plays you want to read
* Special criticism section, with four essays evaluating Molière’s contribution to literature, including Voltaire’s seminal work
* Features two biographies — discover Molière’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

CONTENTS:

The Dramatic Works
The Flying Doctor
The Jealousy of le Barbouillé
The Blunderer; or, The Counterplots
The Love-Tiff
The Pretentious Young Ladies
Sganarelle; or, The Imaginary Cuckold
Don Garcia of Navarre or the Jealous Prince
The School for Husbands
The Mad; or, The Bores
The School for Wives
Critique of the School for Wives
The Versailles Impromptu
The Forced Marriage
The Princess of Elid
Tartuffe; or, The Impostor
Don Juan; or, The Stone Banquet
Love is the Best Doctor
The Misanthrope; or, The Cantankerous Lover
The Physician in Spite of Himself
Mélicerte
Comic Pastoral
The Sicilian; or, Love the Painter
Amphitryon
George Dandin; or, The Abashed Husband
The Miser; or, The School for Lies
Monsieur de Pourceaugnac
The Magnificent Lovers
The Middle-Class Gentleman
Psyche
The Impostures of Scapin
The Countess of Escarbagnas
The Learned Ladies
The Imaginary Invalid

The Poetry
The Poems of Molière

The Criticism
On Comedy by Voltaire
On the English Comedy by Voltaire
Molière by William Cleaver Wilkinson
To Monsieur de Molière by Andrew Lang

The Biographies
Molière by Andrew Lang
The Wife of Molière by H. Noel Williams

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