The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
Author: Oscar Wilde,Alyssa Harad
Pages: 378
ISBN: 9781416500421
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Release: 2005-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Each volume in a collection of affordable, readable editions of some of the world's greatest works of literature features a chronology of the author's life and career, a concise introduction containing valuable background information, a timeline of significant events, an outline of key plot points and themes, detailed explanatory notes, critical analyses, discussion questions, and a list of recommended books and films.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 54
ISBN: 9780486264783
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Release: 1990-01-01
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Witty and buoyant comedy of manners is brilliantly plotted from its effervescent first act to its hilarious denouement, and filled with some of literature's most famous epigrams. Widely considered Wilde's most perfect work, the play is reprinted here from an authoritative early British edition. Note to the Dover Edition.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 127
ISBN: 0225659026
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Release: 1973
Editor: Unknown
Language: es

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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1540492087
Available:
Release: 2016-11-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious characters to escape arduous social obligations. Set in late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the Victorian ways.

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780199535972
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Release: 2008-04-17
Editor: Oxford Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers newly edited texts of five of the British playwright's works, including the great farcial comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest."

The Importance of Being Earnest Annotated

The Importance of Being Earnest Annotated
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 102
ISBN: 9798705902279
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Release: 2021-02-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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."

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9780812967142
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Release: 2003
Editor: Random House LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since 1917 The Modern Library prides itself as "The modern Library of the world's Best Books". Its paperback series feature treasured classics, major translations of great works, and rediscoveries of keen literary and historical merit. Featuring introduc

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 151
ISBN: HARVARD:32044004648986
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Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780380012770
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Release: 1976-01-01
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Importance of Being Earnest shows a full measure of Oscar Wilde's legendary wit, and embodies more than any of his other plays, his decency and warmth. This edition contains substantial excerpts from the original four-act version which was never produed, as well as the full test of the final three-act version, selections from Wilde's correspondence, and commentary by George Bernard Shaw, Max Beerbohm, St. John Hankin, and James Agate.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 54
ISBN: 1523797215
Available:
Release: 2016-01-31
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Importance Of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde is a wonderful comedy in which the protagonists uphold fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. It is hailed as being one of the greatest plays of all-time by one of the worlds best loved authors. This is a classic, presented to you in its original form. A great addition to any book collection.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781472585202
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Release: 2015-11-19
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the most enduringly popular of British comic dramas, and a mainstay of English literature and drama courses at college and university level. This is an ideal edition for students with on-page notes to help clarify meaning, and a completely new introduction. In the new introduction, Francesca Coppa explores recent critical approaches to the play, including queer and postcolonial readings, as well as giving the context in which the play was written and how it relates to Wilde's personal life and public persona. The introduction also discusses the play's stage history, providing students with an ideal overview of the play and its resonances for contemporary audiences.

The Importance of Being Ernest

The Importance of Being Ernest
Author: Ernest Cline
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781938912313
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Release: 2014-08-22
Editor: SCB Distributors
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Familiar and resonant, Cline's collection takes readers into a private landscape of science fiction, pop culture, and pornography. Ernest Cline is a geek, novelist, poet, and screenwriter based in Austin, Texas. In addition to winning poetry slams, Cline is known for screenwriting "Fanboys," released in 2009. He also recently sold the film rights to his latest book, "Armada."

The Importance of Being Earnest C1 C2

The Importance of Being Earnest  C1 C2
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 240
ISBN: 8877541261
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Release: 2013-02-18
Editor: Uitgeverij De Boeck Secundair onderwijs
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Acknowledged as Wilde's most perfect comedy, brilliant and subversive, The Importance of Being Earnest has even been considered to anticipate the 'drama of the absurd' of the twentieth century. Guided activities and introduction help the student to appreciate this masterpiece.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 209
ISBN: 0393927539
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The text of this ... [edition] of Oscar Wilde's comedic tour-de-force is the established three-act version, accompanied by explanatory annotations. The Importance of Being Earnest was originally written in four acts, but Wilde shortened it to three at the urging of George Alexander, the owner of the St. James Theatre and the first actor to play Jack Worthing. The excised portions of the play are included in an appendix. ..."--Back cover.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Peter Raby
Pages: 117
ISBN: STANFORD:36105016295763
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Release: 1995
Editor: Macmillan Reference USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Analyzes both the social context and the literary artistry of Oscar Wilde's comedic play

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 148
ISBN: 2401063137
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Release: 2020-04-17
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Collectif
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9782818707050
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Release: 2019-08-21
Editor: Harrap's
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

Plongez en VO dans cette étonnante pièce d'Oscar Wilde. Pour vous aider, des traductions en marge vous permettront de bien comprendre le texte original. Ces textes en VO font partie des lectures imposées pour les classes de Première dans le cadre du nouveau bac de 2020.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1504050185
Available:
Release: 2018-01-09
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The controversial comedic play from a master dramatist that shattered social conventions in England. Oscar Wilde’s most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners, has delighted millions with countless productions since its first performance at London’s St. James’ Theatre in 1895. The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot, but also for its inspired dialogue, rich with scintillating epigrams still savored by all who enjoy artful conversation. From the play’s effervescent beginnings in Algernon Moncrieff’s London flat to its hilarious denouement in the drawing room of Jack Worthing’s country manor in Hertfordshire, this comic masterpiece keeps audiences breathlessly anticipating new bons mots and fresh plot twists from moment to moment. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Importance of Being Earnest Legend Classics

The Importance of Being Earnest  Legend Classics
Author: Oscar Wilde
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9781787199798
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Release: 2017-06-01
Editor: Legend Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Part of the Legend Classics seriesThe truth is rarely pure and never simple.Oscar Wilde was already one of the best known literary figures in Britain when he was persuaded to turn his extraordinary talents to the theatre. Between 1891 and 1895 he produced a sequence of distinctive plays which spearheaded the dramatic renaissance of the 1890s and still retain their power among today's audiences.The final comic or dramatic work from undisputed genius Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is his most enduring popular play and a must-read for any Wilde fan.A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations, the play is an unforgettable satire of Victorian ways. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major theme is the triviality with which it treats institutions.Wilde's notoriety caused the play, despite its early success, to be closed after 86 performances. This latest edition allows you to discover or enjoy once again the writing of one of history's great comedy and drama writers.The Legend Classics series:Around the World in Eighty DaysThe Adventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Importance of Being EarnestAlice's Adventures in WonderlandThe MetamorphosisThe Railway ChildrenThe Hound of the BaskervillesFrankensteinWuthering HeightsThree Men in a BoatThe Time MachineLittle WomenAnne of Green GablesThe Jungle BookThe Yellow Wallpaper and Other StoriesDraculaA Study in ScarletLeaves of GrassThe Secret GardenThe War of the WorldsA Christmas CarolStrange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr HydeHeart of DarknessThe Scarlet LetterThis Side of ParadiseOliver TwistThe Picture of Dorian GrayTreasure IslandThe Turn of the ScrewThe Adventures of Tom SawyerEmmaThe TrialA Selection of Short Stories by Edgar Allen PoeGrimm Fairy Tales

The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde

The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde
Author: Stephen Raby
Pages: 307
ISBN: 0521479878
Available:
Release: 1997-10-16
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Introduction to one of the theatre's most important and enigmatic writers.