Oscar Wilde: 'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Oscar Wilde: 'The Importance of Being Earnest'

by Oscar Wilde
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521639522

ISBN-13: 9780521639521

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

'The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.' '. . .in married life three is company and two is none.' Is this play a 'unique work of art' as Oscar Wilde believed? Or, as a first-night reviewer claimed in 1895, it 'represents nothing, means nothing, is nothing'? This is for you to decide. . . Cambridge Literature is a series of study texts which presents writing in

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'The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.' '. . .in married life three is company and two is none.' Is this play a 'unique work of art' as Oscar Wilde believed? Or, as a first-night reviewer claimed in 1895, it 'represents nothing, means nothing, is nothing'? This is for you to decide. . . Cambridge Literature is a series of study texts which presents writing in the English-speaking world from the 16th century up to the present day. The series includes novels, drama, short stories, poetry, essays and other types of non-fiction. Each edition has the complete text with an appropriate glossary. The student will find in each volume a helpful introduction and a full section of resource notes encouraging active and imaginative study methods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521639521
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
Cambridge Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
126
Sales rank:
656,149
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
11 - 18 Years

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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