Witty and buoyant comedy of manners is brilliantly plotted from its effervescent first act to its hilarious denouement, and filled with some of literature's most famous epigrams. Widely considered Wilde's most perfect work, the play is reprinted here from an authoritative early British edition. Note to the Dover Edition.
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Comments about The Importance of Being Earnest:
I really enjoyed this charming allegory. Classic defence of Women's and other minority rights well before it was fashionable. Shows the true value of a person.
|The Importance of Being Earnest||p. 27|
|From Wilde's Letters||p. 110|
|Excerpts from Four-Act Version||p. 113|
|George Bernard Shaw: "An Old New Play"||p. 132|
|Max Beerbohm: "The Importance of Being Earnest"||p. 136|
|St. John Hankin: "The Collected Plays of Oscar Wilde"||p. 140|
|James Agate: "Oscar Wilde and the Theatre"||p. 152|
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Series: Dover Thrift Editions
For Ages: 11+ years old
For Grades: 6+
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: July 1990
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 0.5 x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.06