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  • Published: 19 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9781784871529
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays




A selection of Oscar Wilde's best and most important plays - sharp, relevant and brilliant to this day

Who would have thought a comedy of manners written more than a hundred years ago would still be so apt and so funny? Oscar Wilde was a genius of play-writing, and his deftness, wit and sharp eye for social satire keep audiences in thrall to this day. Alongside Earnest, discover a biblical tragedy retold, Lady Windemere and her infamous fan and Wilde's take on an ideal husband, in this selection of Wilde's most important plays.

  • Pub date: 19 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9781784871529
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

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Praise for The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

“[The Importance of Being Earnest] has a strong claim to being the most perfect comedy in the English language”

Daily Telegraph

“[The Importance of Being Earnest] remains a thing of inimitable brains and beauty; the sharpest of social satires, wrapped in the most perfect of gossamer-light romantic comedies”

Scotsman

“Oscar Wilde's masterpiece about political chicanery, fraud, blackmail and the hypocrisy of public figures retains an alarming currency”

Express (on An Ideal Husband)


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