Summaries of the play "Tartuffe" by Molierecan be viewed at the CliffsNotes andTheatre History websites. There is also a short synopsis at the Bartleby website, where the play can be read in full online.
"Tartuffe" is a satirical playcomprising five acts. It tells the story of Tartuffe who, although ostensibly a pious Christian, is also an opportunistic hypocrite seeking to cheat the character of Orgonout of his inheritance.
Owing to his good reputation and outward religious virtue, Tartuffe escapes punishment until the end of the play. Finally he is jailed by the king, who returns Orgon's rightful property to him.