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Three French Comedies: Turcaret, The Triumph of Love, and Eating Crow

Yale University Press

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ISBN 10: 0300062753 / ISBN 13: 9780300062755
Published by Yale University Press, 1996
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Three French Comedies: Turcaret, The Triumph...

Publisher: Yale University Press

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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The ancient authors knew that the essential comic urges are food, sex, and money. Magruder presents three comedies based on them: Turcaret (1709), a satiric portrayal of a tax farmer by Lesage combines neoclassical comedy of character with comedy of manners; The Triumph of Love by Marivaux pokes fun at 18th-century society while exploring deception and the power of love to transform; and Eating Crow by Libiche offers a visual image of a grossly expanding society in which the stomach serves as a bank. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

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