The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

by: Oscar Wilde

by: Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

by: Oscar Wilde

by: Oscar Wilde

Overview

Wilde was both a glittering wordsmith and a social outsider. His drama emerges out of these two perhaps contradictory identities, combining epigrammatic brilliance and shrewd social observation. Includes "Lady Windermere's Fan", "Salome", "A Woman of No Importance", "An Ideal Husband", "A Florentine Tragedy" and "The Importance of Being Earnest", which appears in full with the "Grigsby" scene which originally made up the fourth act.

Authors

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) was born in Dublin to Sir William Wilde and his wife Jane. While studying at Oxford, he was fascinated by the aesthetic movement and eventually became a proponent for L'art pour l'art ("Art for Art's Sake"), and wrote the award-winning poem Ravenna. After he graduated in 1879, he moved to Chel ...

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