The Miser


ISBN: 9781854597489
Author: Molière, Translated by Martin Sorrell
Publication Date: 24/09/2004
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 128pp.

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This is the story of the covetous old miser Harpagon, obsessively protecting his hoard of gold and neglecting his long-suffering children Cléante and Élise. Cléante is in love with Mariane, and Élise with the dashing Valère – now disguised as her father’s steward. These hopes for some kind of happiness away from Harpagon are dashed when he announces his own intention to wed Mariane – and moreover his skinflint selection of rich old suitors for his children. But it seems that Harpagon’s pinchpenny paranoia is finally catching up with him – his gold is missing, and this time it might really have disappeared for good…

Translated and introduced by Martin Sorrell

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