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Oscar Wilde
     

Oscar Wilde

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by Oscar Wilde
 

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The Importance of Being Earnest is both Oscar Wilde's most important and funniest play. As the subtitle suggests there is more to this play than its farcical nature suggests. Wilde calls into question the nature of identity while poking fun at proper British manners and the aristocracy. Even after one hundred years, The Importance of Being Earnest continues to be the

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The Importance of Being Earnest is both Oscar Wilde's most important and funniest play. As the subtitle suggests there is more to this play than its farcical nature suggests. Wilde calls into question the nature of identity while poking fun at proper British manners and the aristocracy. Even after one hundred years, The Importance of Being Earnest continues to be the standard by which all other farces are judged.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617202827
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
02/26/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
90
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

The ever-quotable Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet who delighted Victorian England with his legendary wit. He found critical and popular success with his scintillating plays, chiefly The Importance of Being Earnest, while his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, scandalized readers. Imprisoned for two years for homosexual behavior, Wilde moved to France after his release, where he died destitute.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 16, 1854
Date of Death:
November 30, 1900
Place of Birth:
Dublin, Ireland
Place of Death:
Paris, France
Education:
The Royal School in Enniskillen, Dublin, 1864; Trinity College, Dublin, 1871; Magdalen College, Oxford, England, 1874

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Oscar Wilde 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly a stimulating read...It definately pushing the mental envelope of concepts. Nearly redefines the way one percieves ego and reputation, as well as morality and writeness. Each character seems to be an embodiment of a different facet of ones ego.