A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance

by Oscar Wilde

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Overview

Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) was an extremely popular Irish writer and poet who wrote in different forms throughout his career and became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, plays and the strange circumstances of his imprisonment, followed by his early death.
At the turn of the 1890s, Wilde refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays, and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty into his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890). The opportunity to construct aesthetic details precisely, and combine them with larger social themes, drew Wilde to write drama. He wrote Salome (1891) in French in Paris but it was refused a license. Unperturbed, Wilde produced four society comedies in the early 1890s, which made him one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London. Wilde reached the height of his fame and success with The Importance of Being Earnest (1895).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502360496
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/13/2014
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin in 1856. In the years following his graduation from Oxford in 1878 he published poems and stories which included The Picture of Dorian Gray. Lady Windermere's Fan was produced in 1892, A Woman of No Importance in 1893 and An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest in 1895. Later work included De Profundis and The Ballad of Reading Gaol. He died in 1900.

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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A Woman of No Importance 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rating is for the poor OCR done on the scan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great work by Oscar Wilde. Very witty and entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fy