The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays


Editor/introduction: Richard Allen Cave
Commentaries by: Richard Allen Cave
Notes by: Richard Allen Cave

Format
Paperback
Price
$12.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140436068
  • 464 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Oscar Wilde was at once a family man and a homosexual outsider, a socialite, socialist, and Irish nationalist. His contradictions inspired him to ponder the roles and masks donned in conventional society, and his acute and wry insights are wonderfully displayed in this collection of his essential plays. Known not only for his brilliant, epigrammatic language, but also for his sense of theatrical design, color, and staging, Wilde created an enduring body of finely crafted works, whose delights and ironies still speak to modern audiences. In addition to Lady Windermere’s Fan, Salomé, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, A Florentine Tragedy, and The Importance of Being Earnest, this edition contains an introduction, notes and commentaries, and an excised scene from The Importance of Being Earnest.
The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

Oscar Wilde, Editor/introduction: Richard Allen Cave, Commentaries by: Richard Allen Cave, Notes by: Richard Allen Cave

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