Importance of Being Earnest (Norton Critical Edition)

Importance of Being Earnest (Norton Critical Edition)

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by Oscar Wilde
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393927539

ISBN-13: 9780393927535

Pub. Date: 11/30/2005

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The text of this Norton Critical Edition of The Importance of Being Earnest is the established three-act version. Originally in four acts, Wilde shortened it to three at the urging of George Alexander, the owner of the St. James Theatre and first actor to play Jack Worthing. The play is accompanied by explanatory annotations and by an appendix of excised

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The text of this Norton Critical Edition of The Importance of Being Earnest is the established three-act version. Originally in four acts, Wilde shortened it to three at the urging of George Alexander, the owner of the St. James Theatre and first actor to play Jack Worthing. The play is accompanied by explanatory annotations and by an appendix of excised portions."Backgrounds" includes essays on Wilde and the 1890s by prominent cultural critics Joseph Donohue, Regenia Gagnier, and Karl Beckson. "Reviews and Reactions" collects contemporary responses to The Importance of Being Earnest, among them George Bernard Shaw’s famous dissenting view and the American assessment by H. F.

"Essays in Criticism" includes six diverse assessments of Wilde and the play by E. H. Mikhail, Camille Paglia, Christopher Craft, Michael Patrick Gillespie, Peter Raby, and Richard Haslam.

A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393927535
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/30/2005
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
501,299
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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Importance of Being Earnest (Norton Critical Edition) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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ShuGunGao More than 1 year ago
Very smart conversations are had in this book. I think some of it was lost on me through the language. I liked this book regardless. The men were funny. The women were also funny. This was a kind and gentle book. I liked reading it.
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I had to read this in my senior year of high school. I am so glad that my teacher had this assigned. This play is so wity it will make you laugh out loud. The characters are so original and Wilde does such a good job of making you want more from them. This is a must read.
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