The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

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By (author) Oscar Wilde

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 122mm x 198mm x 5mm | 45g
  • Publication date: 18 March 1991
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486264785
  • ISBN 13: 9780486264783
  • Sales rank: 938

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Here is Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London's St. James' Theatre on February 14, 1895." The Importance of Being Earnest" is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot, but 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 a new bon mot or a fresh twist of plot moment to moment. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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