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Miser

Molière (1622-1673)

1. Act 1
2. Act 2
3. Act 3
4. Act 4
5. Act 5

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Summary

The Miser is a comedy of manners about a rich moneylender named Harpagon. His feisty children long to escape from his penny-pinching household and marry their respective lovers. Although the 17th-century French upper classes presumably objected to the play's message, it is less savage and somewhat less realistic than Molière's earlier play, Tartuffe, which attracted a storm of criticism on its first performance.