The Importance Of Being Earnest: Methuen Student Edition / Edition 1

The Importance Of Being Earnest: Methuen Student Edition / Edition 1

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by Oscar Wilde
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0413396304

ISBN-13: 9780413396303

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Wilde's "trivial play for serious people" is a sparkling comedy of manners. This hilariously absurd satire pits sincerity against style, barbed witticisms against ostentatious elegance. Wilde's brilliantly constructed plot and famous dialogue enrich the appeal of his celebrated characters, as he turns accepted ideas inside out and situations upside down in this,

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Wilde's "trivial play for serious people" is a sparkling comedy of manners. This hilariously absurd satire pits sincerity against style, barbed witticisms against ostentatious elegance. Wilde's brilliantly constructed plot and famous dialogue enrich the appeal of his celebrated characters, as he turns accepted ideas inside out and situations upside down in this, his masterpiece.
The Student Edition offers a plot summary, full commentary, character notes and questions for study, besides a chronology and bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413396303
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Student Editions Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.37(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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