The Imaginary Invalid

Le Malade Imaginaire

by Moliere,

The Imaginary Invalid is a three-part comedy about a miser who imagines illnesses for himself, and whose doctor milks his hypochondria for everything he can get. Their mutual greed and dishonesty lead to their downfall.

It was the last play Moliere ever wrote, and he collapsed whilst playing the hypochondriac, shortly before he died. The play originally included dance sequences and musical interludes.

  • The Floating Press; May 2009
  • ISBN 9781775568902
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  • Title: The Imaginary Invalid
  • Author: Moliere; Charles Heron Wall (trans.)
  • Imprint: The Floating Press