A delicious comedy of passion, jealousy, and adultery among the 19th-century Romanian trailer trash. Don Dumitrache Tartar, the Hard-Hearted, furiously jealous of Veta, his young and pretty wife, has just set the cat to guard the pigeons.
But it is his sister-in-law, Veta’s sister, who will cause the entire company some trepidations during one heck of a stormy night.
by Ion Luca Caragiale
translated by Cristian Săileanu