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The Importance of Being Earnest: And Other Plays

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Publisher Comments:

Oscar Wilde was already one of the best-known literary figures in Britain when he was persuaded to turn his extraordinary talents to the theatre. Between 1891 and 1895 he produced a sequence of distinctive plays which spearheaded the dramatic renaissance of the 1890s and retain their power today. This collection offers newly edited texts of Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, Salome, An Ideal Husband, and, arguably the greatest farcical comedy in English, The Importance of Being Earnest.

Synopsis:

Three classic plays, including Wilde's most famous play which attacks Victorian manners and morals.

About the Author

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was born in Dublin and educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford. In addition to his plays, he published poetry and several works of fiction, including The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891). The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898) was written after he spent two years in prison for indecent behavior.

Table of Contents

Introduction
A Note on the Texts
Select Bibliography
Lady Windermere's Fan 1
Salome 65
A Woman of No Importance 101
An Ideal Husband 175
A Florentine Tragedy 273
The Importance of Being Earnest 291
App The excised scene 359
Notes 364

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451525055
Subtitle:
Salome; Lady Windermere's Fan
Introduction:
Barnet, Sylvan
Author:
Wilde, Oscar
Author:
Ashford, Jane
Author:
Barnet, Sylvan
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
British and irish drama (dramatic works by on
Subject:
Continental european drama (dramatic works by
Subject:
English drama
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
England
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Mass Market
Publication Date:
19850310
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
6.95x4.24x.66 in. .27 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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