We are pleased to announce Critical Texts 65, an edition of two completions of (or, if you prefer, sequels to) Molière's celebrated Le Misanthrope, by Jean-François Marmontel and Charles-Albert Demoustier. If, as Stoppard famously put it in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, we should “look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else,” then these plays are a case in point: Alceste, the titular misanthrope, storms off the stage at the end of Molière's play. Where then does he enter? In Joseph Harris's new edition, we can see two alternative answers, offered by members of two different generations of Molière's admirers.

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