Tartuffe | by Molière | William Hamilton

Tartuffe | by Molière | William Hamilton


A comedy in five acts by Molière
Translated and with an introduction by Richard Wilbur
Illustrated by William Hamilton

Signed by the author and the artist

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In 1664 Molière staged Tartuffe as a royal divertissement at Versailles which caused a scandal; it was perceived as criticism of the upper classes and anti-clerical.

Richard Wilbur’s translation is renowned for retaining the wit and elegant verse of the original French. He received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and is a former Poet Laureate of the United States among many other awards and accolades. The cartoonist, humor writer, and playwright William Hamilton is known for his New Yorker drawings satirizing high society. His liquid line and quick capturing of character provide an expressive foil for the play. 

Production Details

  • Edition of 300 copies for sale

  • Folio, 14-7/8 by 11 inches, 120 pages

  • Printed in two colors, black and burgundy, throughout

  • Bound in full burgundy moiré satin with gold titling, in a mylar dust jacket

  • Arion Press publication #68, 2004

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