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The aging but vital Harpagon is hoarding every centime he can get his hands on, making sure that his two children, the virginal Elise and the dandy Cleante, live under his iron will. To complicate matters, Elise has fallen in love with the handsome Valere, who masquerades as a servant in the household, despite his noble birth, and, worse yet, Cleante and Harpagon are both ...more
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Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1668)
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Huda Aweys
A lot exaggeration and Artificiality, But nice play :) !
Hend

the miser a French comedy by Molière ....
Harpagon the protagonist, who spends most of his time guarding his money and searching for ways to reduce or avoid paying household expenses. At the end of the play, he is more concerned with his money than he is with the welfare of his children.
Cléante Son of Harpagon. He loves Marianne, the young woman he saved from drowning and to his bad luck his father wishes to marry,Élise Daughter of Harpagon and beloved of Valère. Against her wishes, Harpagon hop
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Perihan
Mar 29, 2016 Perihan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Ah öyle dertliyim ki bilemezsin. Bu ne işkencedir canım? Olacak şey mi bizi bu kadar pintice yaşatmak? Çekilir mi bu kupkuru hayat. Korkunç bir şey tutumluluğun bu kadarı..."

Öyle eğlenceli bir dille yazılmış ki bu tiyatro eseri. Okurken çok keyif almıştım.
Cimri Harpagon öyle cimri ki, kendisi genç ve güzel bir kızla evlenmek isterken; kızını zengin ellili yaşlarda bir adamla ,oğlunu ise zengin bir dulla evlendirmeyi düşünüyor.
Oğlu tefecilerden borç para almaya çalışıyor, O ise elindeki çil çil
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Mohammad Ali
توصیف یک آدم خسیس... فقط توصیف و توصیف... هیچ مطلبی نیست فقط غرق می توان شد در توصیفات مولیر از مردی خسیس و مواجهه های او با افراد و موقعیت های مختلف. واقعا کمدی است این اثر. با نزدیک شدن به آخر اثر این حیث کمیک اوج می گیرد.
Leslie
Jul 22, 2015 Leslie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This French classic was my first experience of Molière and made me a lifelong fan. Unfortunately, the translation in this Kindle edition (my copy is from Project Gutenberg) by Charles Heron Wall isn't as good as the one I remember from years ago (Richard Wilbur's?). While easy to read, I miss the rhyming couplets and the word play isn't as sparkling as I expect from Molière.

Even with these flaws, I still had fun reading this. The ending reminded me of something from a Shakespeare comedy ("The C
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Gri Limanlar
May 15, 2016 Gri Limanlar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yabanci, tiyatro
Eserin adı, baş kahramanı tanımlamada kifayetsiz kalıyor. Zira, Harpagon hastalık derecesinde cimri olduğu kadar, bencil, paraları çalınınca kendisinden bile şüphe edecek kadar kuşkucu, hoşgörüsüz biri. Ayrıca çocuklarını umursamayan, evlerden ırak bir baba. Yalnız, millete para vermemek için yaptıklarıyla epey gülümsetti beni. Moliere, kimsenin hayatında olmasını istemeyeceği ama okuması zevkli bir karakter yaratmış.
Maria
Jul 21, 2015 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can’t quite remember the last time I had this much fun reading a play. Oh, misunderstandings! How amusing they can be when you are not the one involved in them. Must confess I wasn’t quite expecting that ending.

A surprisingly light read. Must definitely write a thank you note to my wonderful friend who has yet again recommended a book I found myself enjoying.
Tatiana Vila
Bon, qu'est-ce que je peux vous dire...c'est un classique...et c'est Moliere, un des plus grands dramaturges francais, et cette oeuvre ne decoit pas...
Elnaz yousefi
Sep 02, 2015 Elnaz yousefi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theater
تنها مشكل كتاب سليقه شخصيه مترجم هست كه در بعضى قسمت ها وارد كتاب شده.
 Milica Pavlović
Oct 06, 2015 Milica Pavlović rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
" Zaboga, Frosina, strašno je to kada, zbog svoje sreće, treba želeti i
čekati nečiju smrt, a smrt ne vodi brigu o svima našim planovima. "

" Ah! kako lako dopuštamo da nas ubede oni koje volimo!
Ničeg se ne bih bojala kad bi vas ceo svet gledao očima kojima vas ja
gledam, i u vama nalazim opravdanja za sve što za vas činim. "
Gisoo
May 14, 2015 Gisoo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
ﻧﻤﺎﯾﺸﻨﺎﻣﻪ ﺍﯼ ﮐﻤﺪﯼ ﺩﺭ ﻣﺬﻣﺖ ﺧﺴﺖ.
ﻓﻘﻂ ﺩﺭ ﺁﺧﺮ ﺑﻪ ﺻﻮﺭﺕ ﻓﯿﻠﻢ ﻫﻨﺪﯼ ﺗﻤﻮﻡ ﻣﯿﺸﻪ ﮐﻪ ﻫﻤﯿﻨﺶ ﺗﻮﯼ ﺫﻭﻕ ﻣﯽ ﺯﻧﻪ...ﺍﻟﺒﺘﻪ ﺍﯾﻦ ﻧﻤﺎﯾﺶ ﻧﺎﻣﻪ ﺩﺭ ﻗﺮﻥ ﻫﻔﺪﻫﻢ ﻧﻮﺷﺘﻪ ﺷﺪﻩ ﻭ ﻭ ﺩﺭ ﺍﯾﻦ ﮐﻪ ﺍﻣﺜﺎﻝ ﺍﯾﻨﺠﻮﺭ ﭘﺎﯾﺎﻥ ﺑﻨﺪﯼ ﻫﺎ ﺣﻮﺻﻠﻪ ﯼ ﻣﺎﺭﻭ ﺳﺮ ﻣﯿﺒﺮﻥ ﺑﯽ ﺗﻘﺼﯿﺮﻩ !
Alaide Mo
Lo que me gusta de las comedias que he leído es que en verdad me hacen reír, son muy ligeras y entretenidas. It's really cool.
Bogdan
Dec 21, 2011 Bogdan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theatrum-mundi
A very nice comedy that I enjoyed. Moliere was using a lot the models from his contemporary society, slightly exaggerated, to create vivid comedy plays. It is likely that the same people that inspired him to create those plays were also amused when they saw them on stage.
The reason I rated it 4 was because it is not as good as "The middle class gentleman".
My copy of this book is in Romanian.
Tatjana
Apr 16, 2016 Tatjana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bezmerno me zabavila pomisao na to koliko Harpagona licno poznajem :D
Ben
Mar 17, 2014 Ben rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
How many of us have encountered someone very well off financially and yet cheaper than dirt? I've met my fair share of these people and it is with this type, the miser, that Molière is concerned in this work. I pictured the typical pop culture depiction of Dickens' Ebeneezer Scrooge when reading the story about the ever so miserly Harpagon, a man who cares more about his écus, which he never spends, than his family or anything else in the world, for that matter. Harpagon is undoubtedly a caricat ...more
Maan Kawas
Nov 02, 2013 Maan Kawas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very beautiful play, comedy of manners, by the great French playwright Moliere! The play is full of satire against the greedy avaricious misers, represented he by Harpagon, who can be considered as an obsessive greed. To Harpagon, money is more important than his children and their welfare, and he considers money his real treasure and he would not hesitate to accuse his son of stealing his wealth box and having him put into jail. The plot is so dramatic and beautifully constructed, and the eve ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
عنوان: خسیس؛ اثر: مولیر؛ مترجم: محمدعلی جمالزاده؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، بنگاه ترجمه و نشر کتاب، 1336، در 171 ص؛ فروست: انتشارات بنگاه ترجمه و نشر کتاب شماره 47
The aging but vital Harpagon is hoarding every centime he can get his hands on, making sure that his two children, the virginal Elise and the dandy Cleante, live under his iron will. To complicate matters, Elise has fallen in love with the handsome Valere, who masquerades as a servant in the household, despite his noble birth, and, worse yet,
...more
Ahmed El  Wakeel
البخل والشح أصبحا متهتكا من كثرة التصوير والإتيان بهم فى الأفلام وفى صفحات الأدب , لم أر نموذج مختلف عن البخيل الذى أعرفه , أحسست أنى كنت أتابع فيلم هندى ردئ مستهلك , أو فيلم عربى من أفلام إسماعيل ياسين شديدة السذاجه , لم تضف لى جديد من حيث الفكره والعمق اللازم , ولكنها - المسرحية أقصد - إستحقت العلامه الكامله فى الحوار و بناء الأشخاص , وردود أفعالهم , والألفاظ , وأختلف مع موليير كثيرا فى نهاية المسرحية .. حيث يرغب كل من يقرأ المسرحية أن يوقع على البطل - البخيل - أقصى صور الإنتقام جراء بخله وتقت ...more
Aybars Irmak
Apr 12, 2016 Aybars Irmak rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eğer sonuç odaklı bir okursanız ve bu kitabı İş Bankası Yayınlarından okuyorsanız kesinlikle ilk sayfada bulunan kişilerin ve aralarındaki akrabalık ilişkilerinin yazdığı sayfaya bakmayın. Çünkü o sayfayı okursanız kitabın sonunu tahmin etmeniz çok muhtemel.
Loafers Of London
Apr 18, 2015 Loafers Of London rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Sans doute l'une des plus belles comédies de Molière!
Moi ce qui me plait surtout c'est le fait que notre attitude par rapport a l'argent n'a pas tellement changé! Déjà le personnage du vieillard laid et repoussant est poussé a l'extreme du ridicule quand on considère qu'il préfère enterrer ses dix mille écus d'or plutôt que de les partager avec ses enfants... Lorsqu'on ajoute cela a ses désirs d'épouser la jolie Mariane, on ne peut s’empêcher de rigoler et de sympathiser avec Harpagon (et avec
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Bahareh
Jan 31, 2016 Bahareh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
اگر مترجم از اصطلاحات و عبارات معادل فارسی در ترجمه استفاده نکرده بود خیلی بهتربود. بکار بردن واحد پول ایرانی، اسامی لباسها حتی اسطوره های ایرانی بجای معادل فرانسوی در بعضی جاها ایجاد تناقض و ناهماهنگی در اثر مولیر کرده بود.
Raheleh pourazar
نمیدانم خاطرهی سعید پورصمیمی در نقش هارپاگون است که این نمایشنامه را برایم دلنشین میکند یا چیز دیگری.
نمایشنامه را باید در یک نشست خواند.
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عبدالرحمن
تعليق ما بعد المسرحية
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ايه البني آدم دا :D

الريفيو :
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البخلاء هم مادة ثرية للكتابة الساخرة، وللنكات باب كامل عن البخلاء
أما بخيل موليير فهو رجل بشع، يريد تزويج ابنته لمن يفوق ضعف عمرها فقط ﻷنه لن ينفق أموالاً على ابنته، فلمن يكنز هذه الأموال إذن ؟
يتحدى ابنه في حبيبته ويريدها لنفسه فقط ﻷنها موفرة واقتصادية ولا تحب الخيلاء
إنه لشخص تعس ذلك الذي يكنز أموالاً طوال حياته ويموت دون أن يتمتع بها وفي النهاية تذهب للورثة يتمتعون بها

المسرحية كوميدية تكفيها النقاط الثلاث
Rita
Oct 19, 2015 Rita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed
Para começar, gostaria de dizer que sinto que estou a fazer um bocado de batota em relação á reading challenge, ao colocar as quatro peças em separado quando na realidade as li todas no mesmo livro. No entanto, eu tentei encontrar um que tivesse todas e não consegui, por isso vai mesmo ter de ser assim.

Começo com esta porque foi de todas a minha favorita. Os tios Patinhas do mundo são sempre engraçados, e este não foi excessão. Foi uma comédia muito bem conseguida apesar da revelação "extremamen
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Vendea
Feb 09, 2013 Vendea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Jedna z krasavic v povinné četbě. Opět jsem se u Harpagona skvěle pobavila. Mistr Moliére má prostě styl :)
Kemal Demirkol
Jun 12, 2016 Kemal Demirkol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Moliere'yi alıntılardan tanıdım. Sonra bir tiyatro hevesi ile başladım. İlk Moliere ve ilk tiyatro kitabım. Çok beğendim. Nedeni ise sahneyi gözünüzün önünde canlandırmanız.

Yazarın dili, tadı bir harika. Çok akıcı bir eser. Cimriliği gerçek manada tüm yönleriyle görebileceksiniz. Cimri baba ve arada geçen aşk. Baya baya güleceğiniz bir eser olmuş. Gayet kısa ve hoş bir eser. Tavsiye ederim ağır kitapların arasına konulabilir....
Nicole :)
Feb 18, 2015 Nicole :) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Hélas! qu'avec facilité on se laisse persuader par les personnes que l'on aime!"

"Qui se sent morveux se mouche."

"Qui est plus criminel, à votre avis, ou celui qui achète un argent dont il a besoin, ou bien celui qui vole un argent dont il n'a que faire?"

"Il faut que la frugalité règne dans les repas qu'on donne; et que, suivant le dire d'un ancien, il faut manger pour vivre, et non pas vivre pour manger."
Phiona Kari
classique des classiques : Molière nous a toujours enchanté avec ses comédies de mœurs et c'est encore le cas avec l'Avare,la comédie, ici passe par le burlesque, on se moque de plusieurs choses: la pingrerie en premier lieu, mais aussi l'égoïsme, la place des femmes, ou encore la noblesse.

Lu à l'école, vu à la télévision, savouré au fil des années,c'est peut être la plus connue de Molière,mais ce n'est pas la plus amusante,toujours chez Molière, les traits sont forcés et les personnages trop a
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Victor Morosoff
Jan 31, 2016 Victor Morosoff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Saisissante dans sa simplicité. Une pièce immortelle. 4,6/5
Niuosha
Apr 26, 2015 Niuosha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: drama
Rize de vos coup de bâton quand on vous en donnera ,
mais ne venez pas rire de ceux que je reçois.
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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, also known by his stage name, Molière, was a French playwright and actor who is considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molière's best-known dramas are Le Misanthrope, (The Misanthrope), L'Ecole des femmes (The School for Wives), Tartuffe ou l'Imposteur, (Tartuffe or the Hypocrite), L'Avare ou l'École du mensonge (The Miser), Le Malade ...more
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