The Miser and Other Plays

The Miser and Other Plays

A New Selection

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140447286
  • 336 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


This volume of Moliere’s dramatic commentaries on society presents The Miser, a misguided hero who obsessively disrupts the lives of those around him. The School for Wives is newly translated for this edition and was fiercely denounced as impious and vulgar. Moliere’s response to his detractors became The School for Wives Criticized. Even more alarming to critics was his version of Don Juan. In The Hypochondriac, he produced an outrageous expose of medicine.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
The Miser and Other Plays

The Miser and Other Plays

Written by: Jean-Baptiste Moliere, Introduction by: David Coward, Translated by: John Wood, Translated by: David Coward, Notes by: David Coward