A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance : A Play

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"A Woman of No Importance" like Wilde's other society plays, satirizes English upper class society. Mrs. Arbuthnot is an abstinent middle-aged woman with a grown son Gerald, born out of wedlock when she was an artless young maiden and left in the lurch by her heartless lover. That man has since inherited money and a title to become Lord Illingworth, a popular figure in British upper class circles. Unaware that Gerald is his son, Lord Illingworth has taken a fancy to him and offered him a prestigious position that will advance the young man's career and likely transform his life. When she learns about this, Mrs. Arbuthnot begs Gerald not to accept, but will not explain why, for fear of exposing the shame of her youth.show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 128.52 x 198.37 x 4.32mm | 131.54g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514609908
  • 9781514609903

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