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The Importance of Being Earnest : Dover Thrift Editions - OSCAR WILDE

The Importance of Being Earnest

Dover Thrift Editions


Published: July 1990
For Ages: 11+ years old
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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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The Importance of Being Yourself


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  • Classic English Play
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Well Written


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    • Gift
    • Older Readers
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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.

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    Introductionp. 9
    The Importance of Being Earnestp. 27
    From Wilde's Lettersp. 110
    Excerpts from Four-Act Versionp. 113
    Commentariesp. 132
    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
    Bibliographyp. 159
    Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9780486264783
    ISBN-10: 0486264785
    Series: Dover Thrift Editions
    Audience: General
    For Ages: 11+ years old
    For Grades: 6+
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 64
    Published: July 1990
    Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 12.7  x 0.5
    Weight (kg): 0.06