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The Importance of Being Earnest : Methuen Student Editions - Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest

Methuen Student Editions

Paperback Published: 1st August 2006
ISBN: 9780413396303
Number Of Pages: 128

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Wilde's "trivial play for serious people" is a sparkling comedy of
manners. This hilariously absurd satire pits sincerity against style,
barbed witticisms against ostentatious elegance. Wilde's brilliantly
constructed plot and famous dialogue enrich the appeal of his
celebrated characters, as he turns accepted ideas inside out and
situations upside down in this, his masterpiece.
The Student Edition offers a plot summary, full commentary, character
notes and questions for study, besides a chronology and bibliography.

Industry Reviews

the wittiest play in the English language Financial Times Comes as close to perfection as any comedy I can think of. Daily Telegraph

Oscar Wilde: 1854-1900p. v
Commentaryp. xii
Wilde's aestheticsp. xii
Wilde's comic conventionsp. xvi
The Importance of Being Earnest: plot summaryp. xviii
'The well-made play' and other antecedentsp. xxi
Wilde's wit: the art of paradox and epigramp. xxiii
Characters and characterisationp. xxvi
Suggestions for further readingp. xxxv
The Importance of Being Earnestp. 1
Notesp. 74
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ISBN: 9780413396303
ISBN-10: 0413396304
Series: Methuen Student Editions
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st August 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition