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    DescriptionOscar 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 retain their power today. The social comedies, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, and An Ideal Husband, offer a moving as well as witty dissection of society and its morals, with a sharp focus on sexual politics. By contrast, the experimental, symbolist Salome, written originally in French, was banned for public performance by the English censor. His final dramatic triumph was his 'trivial' comedy for serious people, The Importance of Being Earnest' arguably the greatest farcical comedy in English. Under the General Editorship of Dr Michael Cordner of the University of York, the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. In addition, there is a scholarly introduction and detailed annotation. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays: "Lady Windermere's Fan", "Salome", "A Woman of No Importance", "An Ideal Husband", "The Importance of Being Earnest"
    Subtitle
    Lady Windermere's Fan; Salome; a Woman of No Importance; an Ideal Husband; the Importance of Being Earnest
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oscar Wilde, Volume editor Peter Raby
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199535972
    ISBN 10: 0199535973
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: ENGL3090, ENGM1060
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: C25109232
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T General Subject: 630
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 89
    DC22: 822.8, 822/.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: DRA004000, DRA002000, DRA003000
    LC classification: PR5812 .R33 2008
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Edition statement
    Reissued.
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Peter Raby is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Drama Department at Homerton College, Cambridge.
    Review quote
    'the man had style and wit and was a great influence on the theatre of his time' Hamish Coghill, Evening News
    Table of contents
    Lady Windermere's Fan ; Salome ; A Woman of No Importance ; An Ideal Husband ; The Importance of Being Earnest