The Imaginary Invalid ( le malade imaginaire)

By: Moliere
Published By: Double9 Books
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The Imaginary Invalid by Molière is a comedic play that offers a satirical critique of the medical profession and societal hypochondria. This play takes readers on a humorous journey filled with exaggerated characters, witty dialogues, and absurd situations. The story revolves around the character of Argan, a wealthy hypochondriac who is obsessed with his health. Argan's obsession leads him to consult numerous doctors and engage in various medical treatments, much to the amusement of the audience. The play also explores themes of greed, deception, and the power dynamics within familial relationships. Through the clever portrayal of characters and their interactions, he exposes the flaws and pretenses of both the medical profession and individuals who exploit hypochondria for personal gain. Molière's mastery of comedic writing and social commentary make this play a delightful exploration of the follies and foibles of human nature.

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Molière, the renowned French playwright Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (1622-1673), crafted a remarkable body of work that included timeless plays such as "The Imaginary Invalid" and "The Middle-Class Gentleman." These two plays exemplify Molière's comedic genius and his astute observations of human nature. The play follows the wealthy but perpetually sick Argan, who obsesses over his health and falls prey to quack doctors. Molière skillfully exposes the absurdities and contradictions of the medical field, highlighting the human tendency to seek attention and indulge in self-deception. Both plays showcase Molière's mastery of comedic techniques, including farce, wordplay, and physical comedy. Through his sharp wit and clever dialogue, Molière exposes human weaknesses and satirizes societal conventions, while providing audiences with laughter and entertainment. Molière's enduring popularity lies in his ability to blend humor with insightful social commentary.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 74 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358592028
  • ISBN-13: 9789358592023
  • Item Weight: 88.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 4.56 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Drama / General,Performing Arts / Comedy,Philosophy / General