The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher :
Release :1899
Total pages :151
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : HARVARD:32044004648986
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Subtitled “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,” Wilde’s play is a brilliantly satirical comedy of manners, sending up the absurdity of Victorian social mores and cleverly critiquing the conventions of love and marriage. The tale of two gentlemen who adopt fictitious identities in order to woo the objects of their affections is Wilde’s most beloved work, considered to be one of the wittiest plays ever written in English. The glowing critical reception in London on opening night at the St. James Theater in 1895 marked the high point of Wilde’s career as a writer.

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher : Heinemann
Release :1994
Total pages :77
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0435233033
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Theatre program.

The Importance of Being Earnest and Related Writings
Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher : Other
Release :1992
Total pages :271
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UOM:39015029108654
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This edition of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest locates his writings within the broader cultural concerns of his day and examines Wilde's aestheticism, his sexual politics, his socialist ideas, and his allegiances to Irish nationalism,

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher : Holt McDougal
Release :2000
Total pages :154
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0030955017
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The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher : Prestwick House Inc
Release :2005
Total pages :75
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 158049580X
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader!=s notes to help the modern reader appreciate Wilde's wry wit and elaborate plot twists.Oscar Wilde's madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers? entanglements still delights readers more than a century after its 1895 publication and premiere performance. The rapid-fire wit and eccentric characters of The Importance of Being Earnest have made it a mainstay of the high school curriculum for decades.Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax are both in love with the same mythical suitor. Jack Worthing has wooed Gewndolen as Ernest while Algernon has also posed as Ernest to win the heart of Jack's ward, Cecily. When all four arrive at Jack's country home on the same weekend'the "rivals" to fight for Ernest's undivided attention and the "Ernests" to claim their beloveds'pandemonium breaks loose.Only a senile nursemaid and an old, discarded hand-bag can save the day

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Peter Raby
Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
Release :1995
Total pages :117
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : STANFORD:36105016295763
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Analyzes both the social context and the literary artistry of Oscar Wilde's comedic play

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Chelsea House Pub
Release :1988
Total pages :160
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UCSC:32106007975375
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A collection of critical essays on Wilde's comedic play "The Importance of Being Earnest" arranged in chronological order of publication.

The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
Author : Ruth Robbins
Publisher :
Release :1999
Total pages :112
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0582414709
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Key Features: Study methods Introduction to the text Summaries with critical notes Themes and techniques Textual analysis of key passages Author biography Historical and literary background Modern and historical critical approaches Chronology Glossary of literary terms

Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Learning
Release :2013
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781438139982
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Provides a collection of critical essays on Wilde's comedic play "The Importance of Being Earnest" arranged in chronological order of publication.

The Importance Of Being Earnest
Author : Oscar Wild
Publisher :
Release :2020-05-29
Total pages :78
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 2382260122
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The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Some contemporary reviews praised the play's humour and the culmination of Wilde's artistic career, while others were cautious about its lack of social messages. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.