|Tartuffe (1664) [Play]|
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(From the publisher):
The central character of the play is a rich bourgeois named Orgon, who in middle age has become a bigot and prude. The title character, a wily opportunist and swindler, affects sanctity and gains complete ascendancy over Orgon, who not only attempts to turn over his fortune but offers his daughter in marriage to his "spiritual" guide. It is only when Orgon witnesses Tartuffe's attempt to seduce his wife that he comes to his senses.
Original title: Le Tartuffe, ou L'Imposteur
Genre: Drama and Plays→ Comedy