The Importance Of Being Earnest

July 1, 1990|
The Importance Of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
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Here is Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London's St. James' Theatre on February 14, 1895. The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot, but for its inspired dialogue, rich with scintillating epigrams still savored by all who enjoy artful conversation.
From the play's effervescent beginnings in Algernon Moncrieff's London flat to its hilarious denouement in the drawing room of Jack Worthing's country manor in Hertfordshire, this comic masterpiece keeps audiences breathlessly anticipating a new bon mot or a fresh twist of plot moment to moment.
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:The Importance Of Being Earnest
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:64 pages, 8.25 X 5.19 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:64 pages, 8.25 X 5.19 X 0.68 in
Published:July 1, 1990
Publisher:Dover Publications
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780486264783

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