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Oscar Wilde THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde (Oscar Wilde Complete Works)
     

Oscar Wilde THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde (Oscar Wilde Complete Works)

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The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's

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The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play. -Wikipedia.com

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014209427
Publisher:
Castaway Family Press
Publication date:
04/21/2012
Series:
Wilde Irish Prose , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,078,503
File size:
129 KB

Meet the Author

Oscar Wilde was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories.

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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