At a glance:
- Author: Alfred de Musset
- First Published: 1861
- Type of Work: Drama
- Type of Plot: Tragicomedy
- Setting: France
- Characters: The Baron, Perdican, Camille, Rosette, Maître Blazius, Maître Bridaine
- Genres: Drama, Comedy, Tragedy, Tragicomedy
- Subjects: France or French people, Love or romance, Nineteenth century, Death or dying, Clergy, Priests, Peasantry or peasants, Nobility, Tutors or tutoring
- Locales: France, Europe
Maître Blazius, with his three chins and round stomach, is proudly awaiting the arrival of Perdican, whom he tutored. Perdican recently received a doctorate at Paris, and Maître Blazius feels that the credit is due to his tutoring. Gulping a huge bowl of wine presented by the chorus of listening peasants, he announces that Camille, niece of the Baron, is also expected home from the convent. The Baron is anxious to see his son Perdican married to Camille; he knows they have been in love since childhood.
Dame Pluche, Camille’s chaperon, arrives out of...
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