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Barber of Seville / The Marriage of Figaro

By: Beaumarchais

Price: $2.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 10/23/2013

Seller ID: 9780140441338

ISBN: 0140441336

Condition: USED

A French courtier, secret agent, libertine and adventurer, Beaumarchais (1732-99) was also author of two sparkling plays about the scoundrelly valet Figaro--triumphant successes that were used as the basis of operas by Mozart and Rossini. A highly engaging comedy of intrigue, The Barber of Seville portrays the resourceful Figaro foiling a jealous old man's attempts to keep his beautiful ward from her lover. And The Marriage of Figaro--condemned by Louis XVI for its daring satire of nobility and privilege--depicts a master and servant set in opposition by their desire for the same woman. With c... View more info