The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

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by Oscar Wilde, 1st World Publishing
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1421851687

ISBN-13: 9781421851686

Pub. Date: 07/01/2013

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

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:
9781421851686
Publisher:
1st World Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

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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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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