The Dramatic Works of Moliere [Three Volume Set]

Moliere and Henri Van Laun

Published by R. Worthington Publisher, New York, 1880
Condition: Very Good Set Hardcover
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Octavo, Gilt lettered and decorated spines. Marbled paper covered boards. Marbled endpapers. Great set of this author's work. Some foxing. Names in pencil. Bindings have some scuffs on the edges and some wear on the board corners. Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière, January 15, 1622 - February 17, 1673) was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Moliè re's best-known works are Le Misanthrope (The Misanthrope), L'École des Femmes (The School for Wives), Tartuffe ou L' Imposteur (Tartuffe or the Imposter), L'Avare (The Miser), Le Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid), and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (The Bourgeois Gentleman). Though he received the adulation of the court and Parisians, Molière's satires attracted criticisms from moralists and the Roman Catholic Church. Tartuffe ou L'Imposteur (Tartuffe or the Hypocrite) and its attack on religious hypocrisy roundly received condemnations from the Church, while Don Juan was banned from performance. Molière's hard work in so many theatrical capacities began to take its toll on his health and, by 1667, he was forced to take a break from the stage. In 1673, during a production of his final play, Le Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid), Molière, who suffered from pulmonary tuberculosis, was seized by a coughing fit and a hemorrhage while playing the hypochondriac Argan. He finished the performance but collapsed again and died a few hours later. Bookseller Inventory # 025493

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Title: The Dramatic Works of Moliere [Three Volume ...

Publisher: R. Worthington Publisher, New York

Publication Date: 1880

Binding: Leather

Illustrator: Engravings

Book Condition:Very Good Set

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