Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest

byOscar WildeEditorJohn Lancaster

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`The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.' `. . .in married life three is company and two is none.' Is this play a `unique work of art' as Oscar Wilde believed? Or, as a first-night reviewer claimed in 1895, it `represents nothing, means nothing, is nothing'? This is for you to decide. . . Cambridge Literature is a series of study texts which presents writing in the English-speaking world from the 16th century up to the present day. The series includes novels, drama, short stories, poetry, essays and other types of non-fiction. Each edition has the complete text with an appropriate glossary. The student will find in each volume a helpful introduction and a full section of resource notes encouraging active and imaginative study methods.

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Flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. He was born to a middle-class Irish family (his father was a surgeon) and was trained as a scholarship boy at Trinity College, Dublin. He subsequently won a scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced ...
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Title:Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being EarnestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.31 inPublished:May 13, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521639522

ISBN - 13:9780521639521

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Cambridge literature; Introduction; The cast; The importance of being earnest; Resource notes; Glossary; Further reading.