'Le Mariage De Figaro' is the second part of a theatrical trilogy by 18th century playwright Beaumarchais, but can also be read as a stand-alone work as one can just jump in and start reading without encountering any problems.
The central plot revolves around Figaro, a servant of Comte Almaviva, who wants to marry his beloved Suzanne. This, however, is not as simple as it sounds as Comte Almaviva has some interest in Suzanne himself. This marriage isn't the only romantic motive in the book though, seeing as each of the characters has their own love interest at heart, creating a complex but witty series of confrontations. To make things even more complicated, the characters also dress up as eachother, resulting in total confusion and some very funny scenes.
Overall, I'm not much of a play reader. I'd much prefer to see a reenactement, but there is no denying that 'Le Mariage De Figaro' is an excellent script and has certainly stood the test of time as a riveting and exhilarating comedy.