The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays (Paperback)
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The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays (Paperback)

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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 25/05/2000
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Lady Windermere's Fan/Salome/A Woman of No Importance/An Ideal Husband/A Florentine Tragedy/The Importance of Being Earnest

'To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness'

The Importance of Being Earnest is a glorious comedy of mistaken identity, which ridicules codes of propriety and etiquette. Snobbery and hypocrisy are also laid bare in Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance and An Ideal Husband, while in Salome and A Florentine Tragedy, Wilde uses historical settings to explore the complex relationship between sex and power. The range of these plays displays Wilde's delight in artifice, masks and disguises, and reveals the pretensions of the social world in which he himself played such a dazzling and precarious part.

Edited with Introduction, Commentaries and Notes by Richard Allen Cave

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140436068
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 319 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

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“ingenious”

good literature, you read it with a smile

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“Oscar Wilde Play's”

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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