The Misanthrope
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ISBN 100848816552
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The Misanthrope, Moliere's richly sophisticated comic drama is accompanied in this volume by The Would-be Gentleman, another tale of a dangerously deluded and obsessive hero. Tartuffe dares to take on the subject of religious hypocrisy. Also included are Such Foolish Affected Ladies and Those Learned Ladies, both newly translated for this edition/5(21).   Misanthrope, n.: 1.) One who hates mankind; a curmudgeon; a loner; 2.) The guy in your office who responded to your e-mail of baby photos with "D-. Passing, but not college material"; 3.) A Realist From The Misanthrope's Guide to Life/5(43). Richard Wilbur has created a wonderful translation of these two comedies, but even if you're not big on poetry (because it is Wilbur's capturing of the poetry that make these masterful translations), you can still enjoy Moliere's characters: the misanthrope Alceste, who derides others' weaknesses while having some of them himself, and Tartuffe, a type of hypocritical /5(32).   The Misanthrope is a beautifully revealing and truly inspiring tale of a quiet secondary character in the Grimoire Saga who had a profound impact on its exquisite heroine. This is a story that reveals the inner workings and the hidden past of one who wielded a massive amount of influence/5.

The Misanthrope, one of Molière's most popular plays, is a searching comic study of falsity, shallowness, and self-righteousness. The Critics have heralded Richard Wilbur's translations of Molière's seventeenth-century dramas as masterpieces.4/5. The Misanthrope is a comedy of manners by Molière that was first performed in Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire play or a scene by scene Summary and Analysis. Alceste, a French aristocrat, raves to his friend Philinte about the corruption of French society. Alceste identifies hypocrisy as one of mankind's worst flaws. Despite Philinte's objections, Alceste insists that truth and honesty, no matter how painful, are essential to true integrity. Philinte contends that honesty must be balanced with. The Misanthrope. Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the The Misanthrope, you will able to read or download in Pdf or ePub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of ore it need a FREE signup process to obtain the book. If it available for your country it will shown as book reader and user fully subscribe will benefit by .

INTRODUCTION. Molière is probably the greatest and best-loved French author, and comic author, who ever lived. To the reader as well as the spectator, today as well as three centuries ago, the appeal of his plays is immediate and durable; they /5(42). full title The Misanthrope or Le Misanthrope. author Molière. type of work Play. genre Satire; farce. language French. time and place written Early s, Paris. date of first publication tone In satirizing French aristocracy, Molière strikes a light, but critical tone. With his deft use of irony, he exposes the hypocrisies of Célimène, her suitors, and the protagonist, . The Misanthrope Summary. The Misanthrope is a pint-sized play, so we're going to make this a nano-sized summary. There's this guy named Alceste, and he hates people because he thinks they're too insincere. His BFF Philinte tries to keep him out of trouble, but Alceste is a wily fella. THE STORY: Outraged and disheartened by the vain flattery and calculated duplicity of his fellow men, Alceste declares that henceforth he will speak only the truth--no matter what offense this might give. His philosophic friend Philinte counsels him.