The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays (Paperback)Oscar Wilde (author)
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A selection of Oscar Wilde's best and most important plays - sharp, relevant and brilliant to this day.
Who would have thought a comedy of manners written more than a hundred years ago would still be so apt and so funny? Oscar Wilde was a genius of play-writing, and his deftness, wit and sharp eye for social satire keep audiences in thrall to this day. Alongside Earnest, discover a biblical tragedy retold, Lady Windemere and her infamous fan and Wilde's take on an ideal husband, in this selection of Wilde's most important plays.
'[The Importance of Being Earnest] has a strong claim to being the most perfect comedy in the English language' Daily Telegraph
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
[The Importance of Being Earnest] remains a thing of inimitable brains and beauty; the sharpest of social satires, wrapped in the most perfect of gossamer-light romantic comedies * Scotsman *
Oscar Wilde's masterpiece about political chicanery, fraud, blackmail and the hypocrisy of public figures retains an alarming currency * Express (on An Ideal Husband) *
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As an Oscar Wilde fan i find this man that has published some amazing Literature, interesting. These plays are quite funny and witty. I cant give a highly intellectual review of them with fancy words but i can say... More
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