Tartuffe, by Moliere

Tartuffe, by Moliere

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Tartuffe, by Moliere by Molière

The translation into English verse of one of Molière’s most masterful and most popular plays. “A continuous delight from beginning to end” (Richard Eberhart). Introduction by Richard Wilbur.

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ISBN-13: 9780156881807
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 01/28/1968
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 115,580
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

RICHARD WILBUR, one of America’s most beloved poets, has served as poet laureate of the United States. He has received the National Book Award, two Pulitzer Prizes, the National Arts Club medal of honor for literature, and a number of translation prizes, including two Bollingen Prizes and two awards from PEN.

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Florent Masse

This dynamic new translation of Tartuffe conveys the subject matter of Molière's perennial masterpiece in a way that resonates for contemporary audiences. Prudence Steiner has modernized and revitalized the text, making its burning and scandalous tone stand out, as it does in the original French. The thorough introduction to the play skillfully invites the reader into the dark and controversial world of Tartuffe. (Florent Masse, Princeton University)

Jim Carmody

The new Steiner Tartuffe offers welcome relief from all the rhymed translations that make Molière sound like a third-rate Restoration poet while creating the (false) impression that verbal dexterity and wit trump all other values in the great comic playwright's dramaturgy. Steiner's crisp, lucid prose - her adroitly balanced sentences are especially effective at conveying the slippery rhetoric of Tartuffe's seductions - unfolds the plot and characters of Molière's play with an unaccustomed clarity, presenting the ideological clashes of the play with a bluntness many other translations attenuate. Roger Herzel's Introduction is well-focused for those encountering Molière for the first time and informed throughout by his own excellent scholarship. (Jim Carmody, University of California, San Diego)

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Tartuffe, by Moliere 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Jaques2 More than 1 year ago
Like Wilbur's masterful adapatations of Moliere's other masterpieces (particularly The Misanthrope), these are some of the finest verse plays known to the English language.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read this play for school and I expected it to be boring but it was an amazing play that I could not put down.