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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.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784871529

    September 19, 2016

    Vintage Classics

    384 pages

    RRP $22.99

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    • Readings
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  • Paperback

    9780451531896

    March 19, 2012

    Signet (US)

    240 pages

    RRP $7.99

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    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
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    • Dymocks
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    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
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  • Paperback

    9780140436068

    July 3, 2000

    Penguin Classics

    464 pages

    RRP $14.99

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    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781473545632

    July 7, 2016

    Vintage Digital

    384 pages

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Also by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Popular Penguins
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Picture Of Dorian Gray
Only Dull People Are Brilliant At Breakfast
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
The Best of Oscar Wilde: Selected Plays and Writings
De Profundis And Other Prison Writings
The Happy Prince and Other Stories: Popular Penguins
The Decay Of Lying
The Canterville Ghost, The Happy Prince And Other Stories
The Ballad Of Reading Gaol And Other Poems
The Happy Prince & Other Stories
Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
Mod Lib The Importance Of Being Earnest
Complete Short Fiction
The Soul Of Man Under Socialism And Selected Critical Prose
Mod Lib De Profundis
The Importance of Being Earnest
Mod Lib The Picture Of Dorian Gray
Nothing...Except My Genius
The Happy Prince And Other Tales
Plays, Prose Writings And Poems
The Picture Of Dorian Gray
The Selfish Giant

Recommendations

The Greek Plays
Bacchae
Happy Birthday, Wanda June
Babylon Heights
Plays Volume One
Flip-Side
Frogs
Development Through Drama
The Fifth Column and Four Stories of the Spanish Civil War
Secret Thoughts
Nation: The Play
Cute Dogs
Antony And Cleopatra
Buried Child
Mod Lib The Importance Of Being Earnest
Mod Lib Chekhov The Four Essential Plays
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf
Beauty's Daughter/ Monster/The Gimmick
Three Uses Of The Knife
Blithe Spirit, Hay Fever, Private Lives