Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Turcaret by Alain-Rene Lesage

Fraud, theft, extortion and sexual corruption: a society which sells off and farms out the power of taxation into private hands reaps its own harvest. Not a future nightmare but classic eighteenth century French comedy. In an age when the Sun King's coffers were empty and the state machinery colluded with its tax gatherers to defraud itself, financiers made tremendous fortunes. Turcaret is one of these men - fingers in all monetary pies, legitimate and illegitimate, speculating wildly to increase his fortunes, loaning money at usurious rates, at the same time aspiring towards respectability through marriage and nobility. To such men a myriad of rogues attach themselves. This translation by John Norman received its British premiere at The Gate Theatre, in London 1988.

Buy Turcaret by Alain-Rene Lesage from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780948230189
ISBN-10: 0948230185
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
Imprint: Absolute Classics
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Turcaret by Alain-Rene Lesage

Book Reviews - Turcaret by Alain-Rene Lesage

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Turcaret book by Alain-Rene Lesage and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Alain-Rene Lesage

Alain-Rene Lesage (1668-1747) is considered to be France's first professional author. His works include the novels Diable Boiteaux and Gil Blas as well as Turcaret. John Norman is a writer whose plays include Edward and Anna, Mr Smith and Holyoake all of which have been produced by the Orange Tree Theatre.

Books By Alain-Rene Lesage

Turcaret by Alain-Rene Lesage
Paperback, July 2013