The Importance of Being Earnest / Edition 1

The Importance of Being Earnest / Edition 1

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by Oscar Wilde, Clare West
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0194228568

ISBN-13: 9780194228565

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

About the Author

Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He graduated from Oxford University in 1878 with a reputation as a brilliant scholar and quickly dazzled London society with his wit and his flamboyant dress. His first literary successes came in the 1880s with his lecture tour of America and the publication of his fairy tales. These were followed

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About the Author

Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He graduated from Oxford University in 1878 with a reputation as a brilliant scholar and quickly dazzled London society with his wit and his flamboyant dress. His first literary successes came in the 1880s with his lecture tour of America and the publication of his fairy tales. These were followed by five highly polished plays and The Picture of Dorian Gray, all completed during the first half of the 1890s. After losing a slander suit over accusations of his homosexual behavior, Wilde was prosecuted and spent two years in prison. Following his release in 1897, estranged from his wife and children, Wilde moved to Paris, where he died in 1900.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780194228565
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Oxford Bookworms Playscripts Series
Edition description:
ABR
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 4.80(h) x 0.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction9
The Importance of Being Earnest27
From Wilde's Letters110
Excerpts from Four-Act Version113
Commentaries132
George Bernard Shaw: "An Old New Play"132
Max Beerbohm: "The Importance of Being Earnest"136
St. John Hankin: "The Collected Plays of Oscar Wilde"140
James Agate: "Oscar Wilde and the Theatre"152
Bibliography159

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The Importance of Being Earnest 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
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My theatre class is going to put on this production at our school in a few months and I can't wait. This play is unbelievably hilarious and witty as well. There are alot of big words that don't quite make sense but when you put it all together it creates the perfect classic story about betrayal and deception and diguise! I have read alot of plays in my 14 year life and this is definately at the very top of my favorites list!!!
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This is such a brilliant play! Honestly it's simply hilarious and a must read for absolutely everyone! It's funny enough for reader's to be entertained throughout the play and it uses satirical prose to reveal a deeper meaning.
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It was awesome clasic situation. Really easy and fast read. Itvtruly leaves you with a lesson if being earnest
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