The Middle-Class Aristocrat by Moliere

The Middle-Class Aristocrat

byMoliere

Kobo ebook | February 27, 2015

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The play takes place at Mr. Jourdain’s house in Paris. Jourdain is a middle-aged “bourgeois” whose father grew rich as a cloth merchant. The foolish Jourdain now has one aim in life, which is to rise above this middle-class background and be accepted as an aristocrat. To this end, he orders splendid new clothes and is very happy when the tailor’s boy mockingly addresses him as “my Lord”. He applies himself to learning the gentlemanly arts of fencing, dancing, music and philosophy, despite his age; in doing so he continually manages to make a fool of himself, to the disgust of his hired teachers. His philosophy lesson becomes a basic lesson on language in which he is surprised and delighted to learn that he has been speaking prose all his life without knowing it.
Title:The Middle-Class AristocratFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 27, 2015Publisher:Some Good PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1681056984

ISBN - 13:9781681056982

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