The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde
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  • ISBN
    9780486264783 / 0486264785
  • Title The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Author Oscar Wilde
  • Category Plays, Playscripts
  • Format
  • Year 1990
  • Pages 64
  • Publisher
    Dover Publications
  • Imprint Dover Publications Inc.
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 127mm x 10mm x 203mm


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.

Publisher Description

Dover thrift edition. Great value.

Author Biography

Born in Ireland in 1856, Oscar Wilde was a noted essayist, playwright, fairy tale writer and poet, as well as an early leader of the Aesthetic Movement. His plays include: “An Ideal Husband, Salome, A Woman of No Importance, ” and “Lady Windermere's Fan.” Among his best known stories are “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and “The Canterville Ghost”.

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