Tartuffe or the Hypocrite Paperback - May 8, 2008 by Moliere (Author), Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere (Author Jean Baptiste Poquelin who is better known by his stage name Moliare was a 17th century French author known for his comedy. After abandoning a law career Moliare began acting, directing and writing plays in Paris and the surrounding area. The scathing satire in his plays made several important him enemies. Shakespeare gave his characters complexity while Moliare used simplicity to produce his memorable characters. Orgon thinks that Tartuffe is a great religious man while in fact Tartuffe is a hypocrite. By the time Orgon realizes Tartuffe's true nature, Tartuffe has control of Orgon's finances and is about to marry his daughter. In the end the king intervenes and Tartuffe is on his way to prison. In France the word Tartuffe now means a person who is a religious hypocrite. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.