"For the most part, Scott moves around the monument circumspectly, picking her way through the hints and half-sightings, as wary of friendly reports as of the sneerers, and assembles the 'consistent fiction' she set out to achieve....She is a refreshing guide. She has an excellent eye for period detail and fills the empty corners of Moliere's existence with neat pen-portraits of his women and friends and unfussy accounts of his dealings as actor-manager. Her Moliere is a good and loyal man, undone by marriage, disillusioned by court life and determined to show up public hypocrisy and its counterpart in private life, the personal obsessions which threaten to destroy the lives of the innocent. Few would disagree with this estimate."Scott, Virginia is the author of 'Moliere A Theatrical Life' with ISBN 9780521782814 and ISBN 0521782813.