The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays: Salome; Lady Windermere's Fan

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Penguin, Mar 10, 1985 - Fiction - 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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Review: The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

User Review  - Joshua Peter Bebbington - Goodreads

It was interesting, but the main problem with it is that is written by Oscar Wilde. Whenever I read something by him, all I can really take from it is Wilde bragging about being able to do things with ... Read full review

Review: The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

I used to be an inveterate playgoer (one year, 1989 I think, I saw 52 plays). The action and dialog on stage can be pretty quick. And if you're seeing a play that was written in another time for a ... Read full review

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ACT I
ACT II
ACT III
ACT IV
ACT I
ACT II
ACT III
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