The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

Paperback Enriched Classics Series

By (author) Oscar Wilde

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  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 104mm x 173mm x 33mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 15 August 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1416500421
  • ISBN 13: 9781416500421
  • Sales rank: 101,534

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Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. Wilde's classic comedy of manners, "The Importance of Being Earnest," a satire of Victorian social hypocrisy and considered Wilde's greatest dramatic achievement, and his other popular plays--"Lady Windermere's Fan," "An Ideal Husband," and "Salome"--challenged contemporary notions of sex and sensibility, class and cultural identity. Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author's personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence.

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