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Tartuffe

or, The Hypocrite

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Author: Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin)
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,086 / 58 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.8
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 6,315
mnybks.net#: 4992
Origin: gutenberg.org

Translated by Curtis Hidden Page.

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That decent people cannot tolerate. I'm rather frank with you; but that's my way-- I don't mince matters, when I mean a thing.

DAMIS Mr. Tartuffe, your friend, is mighty lucky . . .

MADAME PERNELLE He is a holy man, and must be heeded; I can't endure, with any show of patience, To hear a scatterbrains like you attack him.

DAMIS What! Shall I let a bigot criticaster Come and usurp a tyrant's power here? And shall we never dare amuse ourselves Till this fine gentleman deigns to consent?

DORINE If we must hark to him, and heed his maxims, There's not a thing we do but what's a crime; He censures everything, this zealous carper.

MADAME PERNELLE And all he censures is well censured, too. He wants to guide you on the way to heaven; My son should train you all to love him well.

DAMIS No, madam, look you, nothing--not my father Nor anything--can make me tolerate him. I should belie my feelings not to say so. His actions rouse my wrath at every turn; And I foresee that there m

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
2013.09.23
singson22
****.

One of the best drama ever written. A must read! Highly recommended!

2010.08.07
Clifton Munyowa
***..

Stimulating reading


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