The Middle Class Gentleman

The Middle Class Gentleman

by Moliere
     
 

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Le Bourgeois gentilhomme satirizes attempts at social climbing and the bourgeois personality, poking fun both at the vulgar, pretentious middle-class and the vain, snobbish aristocracy. The title is meant as an oxymoron: in Molière's France, a "gentleman" was by definition nobly born, and thus there could be no such thing as a bourgeois gentleman. The play… See more details below

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Le Bourgeois gentilhomme satirizes attempts at social climbing and the bourgeois personality, poking fun both at the vulgar, pretentious middle-class and the vain, snobbish aristocracy. The title is meant as an oxymoron: in Molière's France, a "gentleman" was by definition nobly born, and thus there could be no such thing as a bourgeois gentleman. The play is in prose (except for the ballet openings which are in verse).

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ISBN-13:
9781428077164
Publisher:
IndyPublish.com
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
0.23(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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