The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

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Penguin, Feb 7, 2012 - Drama - 240 pages
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A universal favorite, The Importance of Being Earnest displays Oscar Wilde's theatrical genius at its brilliant best. Subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People", this hilarious attack on Victorian manners and morals turns a pompous world on its head, lets duplicity lead to happiness, and makes riposte the highest form of art. Also included in this special collection are Wilde's first comedy success, Lady Windermere's Fan, and his richly sensual melodrama, Salome.

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

Works of the Irish wit that include his best known piece, The Importance of Being Earnest. Throughout this collection, one fact remains consistent: Wilde demonstrates his distaste for the uber ... Read full review

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User Review  - nmhale - LibraryThing

A frothy play that is immensely enjoyable to read, The Importance of Being Earnest bills itself as a trivial comedy for serious people. The inherent contradiction in the title is a taste of many ... Read full review

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