The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays


Introduction by: Sylvan Barnet
Afterword by: Elise Bruhl
Afterword by: Michael Gamer

Format
ePub
Price
$4.99
 
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101560150
  • 240 Pages
  • NAL
  • Adult

Overview

Oscar Wilde’s infamous wit, taste for scandal, and gift for revealing the hypocrisies of fashionable society are on display here in this collection of his finest plays. A genius both of and ahead of his time, he built his craft on the eternal questions of right and wrong—with pithy dialogue as fresh today as when it was written.
 
In addition to Wilde’s five major plays, this Signet Classics edition contains:
 
• Two interviews with the playwright at the peak of his career, in which Wilde discusses his work—and his critics
• Some of his most brilliant critical writing, in which he discusses the nature of art in terms that anticipate much of today’s literary theory
• An appendix that restores valuable lines that appeared in the original text of The Importance of Being Earnest

With an Introduction by Sylvan Barnet
and a New Afterword by Marylu Hill
The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

Oscar Wilde, Introduction by: Sylvan Barnet, Afterword by: Elise Bruhl, Afterword by: Michael Gamer

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